Depakine is Sanofi’s brand name for sodium valproate, which has been used worldwide since the 1960s. Photo: Reuters
Depakine is Sanofi’s brand name for sodium valproate, which has been used worldwide since the 1960s. Photo: Reuters

French state must pay families over Sanofi drug linked to birth defects, court rules

  • Children were born with congenital malformations, autism or learning difficulties after mothers took anti-epilepsy medication Depakine
  • Court rules that Sanofi and doctors who prescribed drug were also responsible, in scandal that has affected 15,000 to 30,000 children

Depakine is Sanofi’s brand name for sodium valproate, which has been used worldwide since the 1960s. Photo: Reuters
Depakine is Sanofi’s brand name for sodium valproate, which has been used worldwide since the 1960s. Photo: Reuters
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