Friday, March 15, 2013


Amsterdam (Reuters) Doctors should not prescribe Bayer's acne pill Diane 35 and its generic versions to new patients, the Dutch medicines watchdog said, the second country to act since European authorities started to investigate safety concerns. The European Medicines Agency has started a formal safety review of the German drugmaker's pill, which is also used as a contraceptive, following a request by France. French authorities suspended sales of the medicine in January after four deaths over the past 25 years were linked to its use. Bayer said at the time it was "surprised" by the move. 
The Dutch Medicines Evaluation Board (CBG) advised doctors not to prescribe Diane 35 and generic versions to new patients. Bayer's Dutch unit said it knew of no new scientific evidence that had any bearing on the risks associated with using Diane 35.

Lareb an independent body said on its website it had received 10 reports of deaths that possibly involved the use of Diane 35 or one of its generic versions. In February, the medicines watchdog asked doctors, pharmacists and patients to pass on any reports of side effects from Diane 35 to the Netherlands Pharmacovigilance Centre, Lareb, an independent body that collects and analyses reports of adverse reactions to medicines and vaccines. CBG uses Lareb's data to help make its recommendations. A spokeswoman declined to give an immediate response to Lareb's findings. She also declined to comment on whether Bayer would appeal against the CBG's advice that doctors should not give Diane 35 to new patients. 
No-one at Bayer's German headquarters was immediately available to comment. The European watchdog said last month the risk of blood clots with the medicines was low but well known. It urged patients currently taking Diane 35 or one of its generics not to stop and to consult their doctors if they were concerned.

France announced it has banned the anti-acne drug Diane-35, which is also used as a contraceptive, because of health fears. Some drug assessment European agencies are recommending not to prescribe the Diane-35 pill to new patients, following fears about its effect on health. The Dutch drug assessment agency CBG said in a statement it wanted to wait for the results of a survey by the European medicines agency before taking a decision. The organisation also recommended the drug only be prescribed to treat acne and not as a contraceptive. Apparently, the reports of four deaths in France and ten other deaths that have involved the use of Diane-35 or one of its generic versions, are not sufficient to achieve widespread public concern when a large company is involved. 

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