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French Regulator Links Sanofi Epilepsy Drug to Birth Defects

Up to 4,100 children in France suffered major malformations in the womb after their mothers took a treatment against epilepsy and bipolar disorders known as valproate between 1967 and 2016, France’s drug regulator said. Valproate, which has been manufactured in …

Health Official: Zika Virus Could Spread Across U.S. Gulf States

One of the top U.S. public health officials on Aug. 21 warned that the mosquito-borne Zika virus could extend its reach across the U.S. Gulf Coast after officials last week confirmed it as active in the popular tourist destination of …