French Oral Contraceptive Diane-35 Found Potentially Deadly and Dangerous

On Wednesday, March 27, France’s medical authority, l’Agence de securité et medicaments (ANSM), announced the results of an investigation into the harmful side effects of a popular oral contraceptive and acne medicine, Diane-35. The findings confirmed that the drug, produced by Bayer Pharmaceuticals, had resulted in the deaths of at least four women in France […]

Electronic Cigarette Popularity Raises Controversy in France

In May 2011, the previous French Agency for Safety of Health Products (ANSM) recommended that the public stay away from the newly popular electronic cigarettes. Pharmacies had not officially secured the right to sell them, and the electronic cigarette was only available through some special businesses and online. That is not enough to dissuade many […]