This is absolutely horrific!
A medication used in France since 1979 - as a diabetes drug and appetite suppressant - has been linked to the death of up to 2,000 people and caused heart problems in 3,500 more!
For over 30 years, Mediator has been prescribed to up to five million people, to the extent that French healthcare system even subsidized its cost, but according to a forthcoming official report, the pill features an active ingredient called benflourex, which could cause heart valves to thicken, fatigue, and breathlessness - and worse yet, it has NO effect on weight loss!
The drug company which produced the pill, Servier, is now under serious scrutiny from the public for ignoring repeated warnings from experts that it was dangerous, and French Health Minister Xavier Bertrand is planning a formal investigation to uncover what its long-term side effects might be.
'Our message to all those who took Mediator is that they must see a doctor - particularly those who took it for three months over the past four years.'
President Sarkozy even admits:
'The public deserves no less than total transparency in this matter.'
Of course they do! It's absolutely deplorable that the company would continue to knowingly produce something so dangerous!
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