Aspirin, ibuprofen and paracetamol may no longer be sold in self-service pharmacies.

Aspirin, Ibuprofen and Paracetamol: Towards the End of Self-Service in Pharmacies

The National Agency for Drug Safety wants aspirin, ibuprofen and paracetamol to be placed behind the counter of the pharmacist. Soon finished free access to aspirin, ibuprofen and paracetamol at the pharmacy? This is what the National Agency for Drug Safety (ANSM) wants in an information point broadcast on October 3rd, 2019. The ANSM explains that it wants to “strengthen the […]

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France prohibits certain breast implants linked to a rare cancer risk.

Cancer Risk: Breast Implants Banned in France

According to a letter from the National Agency for Health Products (ANSM), France will ban some breast implants suspected of promoting a rare form of cancer. France will ban several models of breast implants suspected of promoting a rare form of cancer, according to a letter from the National Agency for Health Products (ANSM) unveiled Wednesday 3rd April, 2019 […]

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ANSM has launched a public consultation to raise the awareness of patients and healthcare professionals about the risk of liver toxicity related to paracetamol overdose. (© Illustration / Adobe Stock)

Paracetamol Hazards: Should Alert Messages on Boxes Be Reinforced?

The best selling tablets in France with 442 million boxes per year, paracetamol presents risks in case of excessive consumption, especially for the liver. Doliprane, Efferalgan, Dafalgan … Effective drugs for a hangover, stomach pain, migraine, body aches … but potentially dangerous in case of overdose . The leading analgesic in France, with 422 million boxes sold per year, paracetamol can […]

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