According to the complaint, revealed by Nice-Matin , the complainant, Anne-Catherine Colin-Chauley, relies on articles of the Penal Code concerning “voluntary abstention from assisting a person in danger” .
Doctors, pharmacists, media and elected officials also targeted
The complaint specifically targets these two ministers but also the laboratory Merck, manufacturer of the drug, against which it has already filed a complaint for another reason, and the National Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products (ANSM). It also aims, this time against X, the doctors and pharmacists “having refused to take into consideration the undesirable symptoms of their patients”, the journalists and the media which she accuses to have “directed the information” and finally the deputies, Senators and mayors who have not “honored their duty of general interest” .
The plaintiff, lawyer at the bar of Ajaccio, reproaches the Minister of Health, Agnès Buzyn for not having “managed to handle the health crisis” and the Minister of Economy, Bruno Le Maire, not to “have tried to transact with the Merck laboratory “ .
Based in Mougins (Alpes-Maritimes), she created the group Thyroid Alert, which, according to her, 600 people have already joined. She was also the first to lodge a complaint in late August, personally, against Merck for endangering the lives of others. It had noted adverse effects due to the new formula, put on the market at the end of March, this drug prescribed to three million people in France to treat thyroid diseases.
200 other complaints to come
At the end of October, she submitted 100 complaints from individuals joining her action. It must deposit Thursday 200 others, according to her, always for endangering the lives of others. All these complaints are registered in Grasse and then transmitted to the tribunal de grande instance of Marseille, which has opened a preliminary inquiry and centralises the patients’ requests.
Anne-Catherine Colin-Chauley had already attacked the ministerial and administrative authorities before the Administrative Court of Nice, which however rejected her requests for “measures of inquiry against the ANSM” and “useful measures to be taken by the Minister of Justice. Health and the Minister of Economy “ . In front of the anger of the patients, the old formula of Levothyrox made its return in the French pharmacies October 2, but in limited quantities.