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Sanofi (SNY) was charged by French authorities for failing to adequately warn patients about the risks of its Depakote epilepsy drug, which has been linked to birth defects, Reuters writes. The charges follow a three-year probe into the company, which was launched in September 2016 following legal action by victims and their families as they sought to determine whether Sanofi misled doctors and patients. Studies found that the babies of women who took the medicine while pregnant had a 10% elevated risk for congenital malformations.

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