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Matthias Blamont

In rural France, Macron seeks remedy for 'healthcare deserts'

1:28am EST

LAVAL, France When Joelle Dupas falls ill, she goes to a medical center in her home town in rural western France where all 12 doctors have come out of retirement.

Vaccines and Genzyme help Sanofi keep promise of return to growth

Oct 31 2018

PARIS Sanofi lifted its 2018 profit target for the second time this year after robust sales of its vaccines and rare diseases division, Genzyme, helped it beat third-quarter profit expectations.

Macron injects cash to fix France's healthcare system

Sep 18 2018

PARIS President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday promised extra money and more doctors in rural areas to ease pressure on France's hospitals, which are creaking under the weight of budget constraints and closures of clinics outside towns and cities.

Macron injects more cash into France's strained healthcare system

Sep 18 2018

* Ageing population, spending constraints, put strain on hospitals

Sanofi pledges to keep up its restructuring efforts

Sep 18 2018

(This version of the Sept. 14th story has been refiled to add dropped words in fifth paragraph)

French drugmakers urge Brexit negotiators to safeguard supply chain

Sep 06 2018

PARIS French drugmakers are urging European and British negotiators ahead of a crunch Brexit meeting next month to ensure the free circulation of medicines is maintained if Britain leaves the bloc without a deal next year.

Genzyme rare disease drug sales drive Sanofi profit

Jul 31 2018

PARIS Strong sales growth at Sanofi's Genzyme rare diseases business drove better than expected second quarter profit, allowing the French drugmaker to narrow its 2018 target.

France's Macron orders shake-up of presidency after bodyguard scandal: source

Jul 23 2018

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron ordered a shake-up of his office after acknowledging failings in the way the presidency handled a scandal over his top bodyguard who was filmed beating a protester on May Day, a source close to the Elysee said. | Video

France's Macron under fire after aide caught beating protester

Jul 19 2018

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron came under fire on Thursday after his office briefly suspended one of his aides for beating a May Day protester and posing as a police officer, but did not inform law enforcement authorities.

From Paris to Moscow, France fans go wild after thrilling World Cup win

Jul 15 2018

PARIS/MOSCOW Millions of French fans were overwhelmed with joy on Sunday as France beat Croatia 4-2 to win soccer's World Cup in a pulsating final in Moscow, sparking ecstatic scenes of celebration from Paris to Marseille, from Lyon to Lille. | Video

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