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Dominique Maraninchi, head of France's regulator the National Agency for the Safety of Drugs and Health Products (ANSM) speaks during a press conference on acne pill Diane 35, on January 30, 2013 in Paris. In the latest health scare to erupt in France, a drug watchdog on Wednesday announced it was suspending sales of an acne pill also used as a contraceptive after four women died and more than 100 others fell ill with blood clots. The National Agency for the Safety of Drugs and Health Products (ANSM) said it was suspending sales of a hormonal treatment called Diane-35, which is prescribed to 315,000 women in France. the product, made by the German firm Bayer, is authorised for treating acne in young women, but doctors have been prescribing it as a contraceptive because it stops ovulation, he said. AFP PHOTO MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)
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Dominique Maraninchi, head of France's regulator the National Agency for the Safety of Drugs and Health Products (ANSM) speaks during a press conference on acne pill Diane 35, on January 30, 2013 in Paris. In the latest health scare to erupt in France, a drug watchdog on Wednesday announced it was suspending sales of an acne pill also used as a contraceptive after four women died and more than 100 others fell ill with blood clots. The National Agency for the Safety of Drugs and Health Products (ANSM) said it was suspending sales of a hormonal treatment called Diane-35, which is prescribed to 315,000 women in France. the product, made by the German firm Bayer, is authorised for treating acne in young women, but doctors have been prescribing it as a contraceptive because it stops ovulation, he said. AFP PHOTO MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)
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