France to prosecute its drug regulator and Servier in scandal over diabetes drug

BMJ 2017; 358: j4231
Author: Owen Dyer
“France‚Äôs drug regulator and one of its leading drug companies, Servier, will stand trial as legal persons over the marketing of the antidiabetes and weight loss drug benfluorex (marketed in France as Mediator), which is believed to have killed between 500 and 2300 people before being pulled from the market in 2009.”
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