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Mediator drug scandal boss Jacques Servier dies aged 93

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Mediator drug scandal boss Jacques Servier dies aged 93

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Jacques Servier , founder and president of Servier Pharmaceuticals has died at the age of 93.

Although responsible for developing the company into a multi million euro concern his image was latterly tarnished by the Mediator scandal.

In 2012 the laboratory was prosecuted when up to 2000 people in France died from side effects of the drug.

Mediator was widely prescribed as an appetite suppressant but studies found it to have caused heart disease and pulmonary hypertension.