DECRYPTION – The lawyer of more than 4000 patients accuses the “drug policeman” of having failed in his protective role.
She had “Ran the marathon six months ago”, and was going “very well”. In May 2017, Beate Bartès nevertheless “Has pericarditis” and a “Believed to die”. A few weeks earlier, the formula for Levothyrox, a drug that she “Takes twenty-one years”, had certainly been modified. “But since we were being told that there was no change for the patients…”, remembers the president of the association Living without thyroid.
Four years after the modification, which would have caused more or less significant side effects in tens of thousands of thyroid patients, a collective action will be launched, before the administrative court of Montreuil, in Seine-Saint-Denis, against the ‘National Medicines Safety Agency (ANSM). After having obtained, in June 2020, the conviction of the Merck laboratory for lack of information, Mr. Christophe Lèguevaques, lawyer of more than 4,000 victims, hopes to convict “The drug gendarme”, who according to him has failed in his
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