Latest update: 14/01/2011
Mediator: the case goes to court
Patients who were prescribed the controversial Mediator drug have lodged a complaint in a French court. The medication was given by doctors to people with diabetics, as well as being used as an appetite suppressant, from 1976 until it was banned in 2009. Now it's been linked to the deaths of some former users; France's healthcare agency says the death rate could be as high as 2,000 people.