The French government attacks drug giant Sanofi after it suggests any covid-19 vaccine COULD go stateside first.
With over a million people already infected AND 50,000 fatalities, the race is on to find a cure for Covid-19, the virus which has arguably caused the most serious global crisis since World War II.
Governments and drug giants must begin expensive and risky work on vaccines against the COVID-19 coronavirus, the World Health Organisation says.
Servier Laboratories, the National Agency for the Safety of Medicines (ANSM) and 21 other defendants will face 2,684 plaintiffs.
Macroeconomic pressures have hit the R&D returns of life sciences firms.