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Latest update : 2013-01-31

Is this pill making people ill?

France's medical watchdog is to make a decision on whether the Diane 35 drug will be withdrawn from the market. The anti-acne treatment is often prescribed as a contraceptive pill and is currently at the centre of controversy. The pill has been blamed for four deaths and 125 cases of thrombosis.

By Christopher MOORE

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