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

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