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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 …

Jury: Abbott Must Pay $23M in Punitive Damages Over Depakote

Abbott Laboratories was ordered to pay $23 million in punitive damages to a Minnesota girl whose family blamed the company’s epilepsy drug Depakote for causing her birth defects. It was the first verdict against the drugmaker over the medication. A …