Androcur: New French public health scandal over 'miracle' drug


In this Science segment, we look at the public health scandal surrounding a prescription drug called Androcur. First used in the 1980s to treat acne, hair loss or hirsutism (excessive body hair), it was later prescribed as a contraceptive pill. But the drug may be responsible for causing tumours in thousands of patients. A victims’ association is now demanding accountability from the French government over its delay in providing information to health professionals and patients. FRANCE 24’s Julia Sieger tells us more.

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