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Mediator° - the criminal trial

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Contents of the special section "Mediator° - the criminal trial"

Special section: Mediator° - the criminal trial
The independent French medical journal Prescrire began asking questions about the appetite-suppressant drug Mediator° (benfluorex) in 1986, and called for its withdrawal some 12 years before the French authorities finally took action. Meanwhile thousands of patients suffered serious, sometimes fatal, adverse effects. As the criminal trial opens in France, Prescrire looks back over the disaster, and analyses just what is at stake...

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