Hypertension: The French Medicines Agency Recalls Batches of Drugs Based on Irbesartan

A month and a half after the Valsartan drug recall, irbesartan is also being recalled by the French Medicines Agency on Friday, January 11th. The presence of two substances classified as “carcinogenic” is the cause. After valsartan , another anti hypertensive drug is affected by batch recalls because of the presence of a substance classified as a probable …

Flu Arrives in Pays de la Loire: Sarthe is the Most Affected Department

For the first week of January, cases of flu increase in Pays de la Loire, particularly in Sarthe. The epidemic is likely to progress further At the beginning of 2019, according to the weekly map published by the network Sentinelles , the flu is coming in force in the west of France . The epidemic of influenza began in  Occitan and 10 regions are …

Formula 1: Five Years After his Accident, the Mystery Surrounding Michael Schumacher’s Health Remains

Absolute reference to Formula 1, Michael Schumacher lives idle for five years and his skiing accident, December 29, 2013. The seven-time world champion will celebrate his 50 years on January 3 and his health, precarious, remains a secret carefully guarded by his relatives. The family never wanted to communicate on this subject but in the …

Tobacco: Further Increase for Some Cigarettes on the 1st January

Before the sharp increase of 50 cents expected in March 2019, price adjustments for some packets of cigarettes are expected on the 1st January. This is the seventh revision of the price of tobacco since the arrival of Emmanuel Macron in power. As of January 1st, 2019, some brands of cigarettes will see a slight increase . On average, prices will …

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 …

Future Dads, Paternity Leave Could Go From 11 to 21 Days

One report proposes to increase all birth and paternity leave to four weeks. 12 days more than the current legal framework. Details. Go from 11 days to two or three weeks. A report of the General Inspectorate of Social Affairs (Igas) recommends an extension of paternity leave, making it possible to bring all paternity and birth leave to four weeks . It was handed …

Health: The Fight Against Alcoholism Financed by … the Alcohol Lobby

Traders and producers of wines, spirits and beers proposed, yesterday, to finance for 4 years up to 5 million euros the fight against alcoholism. This is a measure that seems paradoxical but has nevertheless borne fruit in Spain or Italy , also great producers of wines, as reported by Paris Match. The alcohol lobby has proposed funding for 5 million of preventive measures against alcohol dependence, especially …