PARIS May 30 France's health regulator said on
Thursday it would comply with the European Commission if it
ruled that Bayer acne pill Diane 35 and its generic
versions were safe to use in some cases.
However, it added it would keep sales of the treatment on
hold until then.
Following a formal safety review, conducted at the request
of French authorities, the European Medicines Agency concluded
earlier this month that the benefits of Diane 35 outweighed the
risks - provided measures were taken to minimise the chance of
blood clots forming in veins and arteries.
French authorities suspended sales of Diane 35 and its
generic versions in January after four deaths over the past 25
years were linked to its use.
(Reporting by Elena Berton)