Servier on trial for weight-loss pill that led to 2,000 deaths

A trial on one of France’s largest ever healthcare scandals has begun after a weight loss pill was believed to have killed up to 2,000 people, leaving many more injured for life.

Pharmaceutical giant Servier is one of France’s biggest and most powerful privately-owned companies and has been accused of covering up the killer side-effects of a widely prescribed drug called Mediator.

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