Keyword: drug

Huge shipments of 'jidahists' drug' Captagon seized in France

More than 135kg were found of the amphetamine, which is used by militants to lower inhibitions during battles and fight longer.

France creates 10m-euro compensation fund for epilepsy drug victims

More than 14,000 women in France were prescribed Depakine, the Sanofi drug firm's brand name for valproate, despite the potential risks to foetuses which became known in the early 1980s, and which associations representing victims say may have affected  50,000 people in the country.

French drug trial leaves one person brain dead, five critically ill

The six people were volunteers in now-suspended trials for a new pharmaceutical drug performed in a laboratory in the western city of Rennes.

Founder of scandal-hit drugmaker Servier dies at 92

Jacques Servier was founder of company that made Mediator weight-loss drug which has been blamed by officials for up to 500 deaths.

'Suspicious' death in France after medicine alert

Man's death came two days after medicines watchdog ANSM asked pharmacies to stop selling a batch of diuretic that may contain a sedative.

France shaken by fresh scandal over weight-loss drug linked to deaths

Company boss faces manslaughter probe as victims complain of compensation delays over product that may have killed more than 500 people.

Half of drugs prescribed in France 'uselss or dangerous'

Top French medics denounce pharmaceutical industry's "tricks and lies" for dodgy drugs that cost welfare system up to 10 billion euros per year.