Wednesday, December 29, 2010
A 'miracle' slimming pill may have killed thousands of people in France and could become the worst health scandal in the nation's history.
The drug Mediator was prescribed to up five million people, originally to overweight diabetes sufferers, from its launch in 1979 until it was banned last year.
And for 30 years it was also used as an appetite-suppressing drug by thousands of healthy men and women, with its cost even subsidised by the French healthcare system.
But a forthcoming official report is now warning that it may be linked to the deaths of up to 2,000 people and caused heart problems in 3,500 more.'
Posted by DotConnector at 08:50