Three million patients take this treatment in France. Cramps, headaches, thousands of m complain about side effects "serious" in new formula.fifty new complaints – including that of actress Anny Duperey – patients who are unhappy with new formula of Levothyrox, will be filed on Thursday 14 September, public prosecutor in Paris, has announced lawyer and former magistrate Marie-Odile Bertella-Geffroy, former judge of pole of public health of Paris and council of French Association of patients of thyroid (AFMT).
These "complaint against X" will be filed "this afternoon" from pole of public health for four reasons : "non-assistance to person in danger, putting in danger life of ors, undermining integrity of person, and deceit on substantial qualities of drug compounded by a injury to health ", has detailed Me Bertella-Geffroy, They will add to first twelve complaints that have already been launched on Friday in Paris by lawyer, David-Olivier Kaminski, which account to deposit ten over coming days.
Three million patients take this treatment in France, for hypothyroidism or after an operation for cancer of thyroid. Cramps, headaches, dizziness, thousands of patients thus complain of side-effects "serious" in new formula, after a petition calling for return to old formula.
The minister of health, Agnes Buzyn, reported on Monday from 9 000 reports of adverse effects by patients taking this drug.
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new formula of The Levothyrox, a drug for thyroid, has been on market at end of march. The drug Agency had claimed at Merck Serono in 2012 to, according to it, to make product more stable.
in Face of critical patients, who accuse health authorities of" indifference guilty ", minister received on Friday associations and actress Anny Duperey, latter has questioned attitude of government in this folder.
" Only a judicial inquiry will enable truth about this scandal ", said ms. Kaminski, whose complaints relate to responsibilities of ex-minister, Marisol Touraine, national security Agency of drug (MSNA) and Merck Serono.
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" France, which prides itself on having best healthcare system in world, was for once totally despised nearly three million users " of this drug, including hundreds of thousands should take to life, denounces lawyer.
Asked about justification of se complaints, Chantal The Hoir, founder of AFMT, has found " serious to see in France lobbies that have so much impact ".