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Paris court rejects drug company’s case against journal

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 07 March 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1498
  1. Paul Benkimoun
  1. 1Paris

A French drug company that sued a journal for criticising one of its drugs has lost its case in a Paris court.

Astellas Pharma had sued the French monthly Prescrire, claiming that the journal had unfairly criticised its product Protopic (tacrolimus ointment). In a ruling published on 2 March the Paris Civil Court rejected the company’s lawsuit.

Prescrire is a monthly journal published by the Association Mieux Prescrire, which describes itself as a non-profit organisation committed to …

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