The French drug maker has been found guilty by the court of ‘fraud’ and ‘causing death’. It is alleged that Sarvier manufactured a drug for diabetes called Mediator and its use had a negative effect on the patients. According to the report, the connection of the bullet was linked to the death of two thousand people.
Penalty manufacturer of diabetes pill fined
Justifying the allegation, the court imposed a fine of 32 million US dollars on the company. The court admitted that the company hid the dangerous side-effects of its pill from the public. The former officer of the company was also sentenced to four years of imprisonment, at present the court has adjourned the sentence.
France’s drug regulatory body has also been fined US $ 3.6 million. The organization is accused of being soft on the sale of inferior medicine in the market for many years and failing to prevent the death of the patient. The trial began in 2019 and according to the allegations is believed to be the biggest health scam in the history of France.
Company found guilty of death and fraud
According to a 2010 report, out of millions of people who use Mediator, two thousand were the cause of suspicious death and it was being sold for almost 30 years. In 1998, a doctor who took the pill safe case testified that he was threatened to withdraw the claim. A warning was issued for the first time about the safety of the bullet in 2007.
The lame specialist revealed the connection between the mediator and severe heart and lame loss. After warnings, Sarvier withdrew the Mediator from markets in several countries between 1997 and 2004, but despite that the drug was banned in France in 2009. The defense argued that before 2009, the company was not aware of the dangers associated with the Mediator. The court was told that the company never pretended that the drug was a diet pill.
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