Drug Scandal Shocks France

Scandals regarding diabetes treatment Mediator frequently dominate French press headlines. Mediator was only withdrawn from the French market in November 2009, despite reports dating back as far as the 1990s linking similar products to valvular heart disease and pulmonary arterial hypertension. The end result is a great dissatisfaction among the French public with the French medicines regulator and the pharmaceutical industry, prompting a thorough reform of the country's pharmacovigilance system.
Mar 07, 2011
Volume 23, Issue 3