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Levothyrox : the prosecutor of Marseilles opened a preliminary investigation

Dozens of complaints of patients of the thyroid have been filed denouncing the effectiveness of the new formula of the drug.

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Levothyrox : the prosecutor of Marseilles opened a preliminary investigation

dozens of complaints from patients of thyroid have been filed denouncing effectiveness of new formula of drug.

The justice has opened an investigation entrusted to magistrates of marseilles, following multiple complaints from patients of thyroid denouncing side effects of a new formula for Levothyrox, Friday, 15 September.

The French headquarters of German laboratory Merck, which produces this drug sold over three million French patients, is located in Lyon, in area of competence of pole of public health at tribunal de grande instance of Marseille. In Face of outcry raised by new formula of his medicine, group also announced on Friday that old formula of treatment would be available here in fifteen days in all pharmacies.

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" endangering lives of ors " and " deception "

" It is necessary that truth emerges, and that all criminal responsibility can be considered, and only a judicial inquiry will allow, " said David-Olivier Kaminski, a lawyer who has already filed twelve complaints in name of users of Levothyrox, as well as preparing several dozens of ors.

The lawyer filed a complaint for "endangering lives of ors" and " deception ", calling for justice to consider responsibility of former socialist minister of health, Marisol Touraine, national security Agency of drug, and laboratory.

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