French medical regulator indicted for Sanofi epilepsy drug

Sanofi is a French multinational pharmaceutical company. Credit: iStock/Panama7

The French medical safety regulator faces prosecution for injuries and manslaughter by negligence caused by epilepsy drug Valproate, which was sold by pharmaceutical firm Sanofi as Dépakine. The National Agency for Medicines and Health Products (ANSM) disclosed it has been indicted and will cooperate with investigators. Valproate taken by pregnant women is alleged to have caused health problems in their…

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