European Commission Reauthorizes sale of Diane-35

The European Commission (EC) has reauthorized popular prescription acne pill Diane-35 for the French market, ending the drug’s three-month suspension. The European Medicines Agency official website has released the following statement: “The Coordination Group for Mutual Recognition and Decentralised Procedures — Human (CMDh) has endorsed by majority (26:1) the recommendation of the…(EMA’s) Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment […]

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 […]