The acne drug Dianette (also known as Diane-35) is in the news again as a family from Maidstone, Kent, petition to get the drug banned in Britain.
In January, French health regulator ANSM suspended sales of the hormone tablet, which it linked to four deaths and more than 100 cases of blood clots in the past 25 years. Then, only last month an EU medicines watchdog endorsed the safety of acne drug Diane-35, despite protests from France, stating the benefits of the acne drug outweigh its risks of blood clot formation.
Diane-35 is authorised both as an acne drug and contraceptive, in over 100 countries and used by millions of women. However it is also banned in several European countries, and in Canada and Japan. In Australia the drug is currently under review. Beverly and Trevor Porter, who believe their daughter Charlotte died after taking Dianette, are determined to have the drug banned in Britain. They have launched an online petition to get the 100,000 signatures needed to have the issue debated in Parliament.
If you have had a negative experience of taking the product and feel it should not be available in the UK then the link to the Porter’s online petition is here epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/47827. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2338072/Dianette-My-beautiful-cheerleader-daughter-died-agony-took-acne-drug.html