Death of Jacques Servier

February 9, 1922 - April 16, 2014
Paris, France | Age 92

Servier, lab founder in drug scandal, dies at 92
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PARIS (AP) — Jacques Servier, the founder of France's second-largest pharmaceutical group who became ensnared in a scandal over a diabetes drug widely used for weight loss, has died.

Servier Research Group announced the death of 92-year-old Servier late Wednesday.

Servier and his lab were at the center of one of France's biggest health scandals, in which the drug Mediator was alleged to be responsible for the deaths of hundreds of people. The European...

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