April 25, 2017 by  
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Up to 4,100 children in France suffered major malformations in the womb after their mothers took a treatment for epilepsy and bipolar disorders known as valproate between 1967 and 2016, France’s drug regulator said.

Valproate, which has been manufactured in France by Sanofi under the brand Depakine for epilepsy and Depakote and Depamide for bipolar disorders, is also believed to cause slow neurological development, says the French National Agency for Medicines and Health Products Safety.

Sanofi said it had been transparent with the authorities and that it had sought to keep doctors and patients abreast of medical information.

However, parents of those affected, say the French state and Sanofi were too slow to warn of the side effects, after the risks to foetuses became clear by the early 1980s.

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Please consult your doctor for advice about medications if you have epilepsy or a bipolar disorder.

Yours in Great Health, 

Sar Rooney BHSc., ND., DC., DASc., GDSc. (Hons), MATMS, MHATO

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