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France. A drug for diabetics withdrawn, would have caused the deaths of hundreds of people

A drug for overweight diabetics, banned in France for more then a year now, has killed 500 people in 33 years, according to a study by the French Health Products Agency.

“Mediator” was a drug for overweight diabetes, but was used by people over the normal weight who did not have diabetes.

Marketed by Servier French laboratory from 1975 to November 2009, “Mediator” (benfluorex) has a similar composition of another product of Servier, which cut hunger, Isomeride, withdrawn from sale in France in 1997

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Posted by M.P.Bogdan on Nov 17 2010. Filed under Featured News, Health. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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