French pharma firm found guilty over medical scandal in which up to 2,000 died

French pharma firm found guilty over medical scandal in which up to 2,000 died

The Guardian

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Servier accused of covering up potentially fatal side-effects of the Mediator diabetes drug

A French court has fined one of the country’s biggest pharmaceutical firms €2.7m (£2.3m) after finding it guilty of deception and manslaughter over a pill linked to the deaths of up to 2,000 people.

In one of the biggest medical scandals in France, the privately owned laboratory Servier was accused of covering up the potentially fatal side-effects of the widely prescribed drug Mediator.

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