Science, ethics and industry The RU 486 affair


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Édouard SAKIZ

President, Supervisory board, Roussel Uclaf

Seminar Business life | Friday April 04, 1997

The discovery of RU 486, which terminates pregnancy, was an exceptional scientific and medical event, but became the subject of an enormous ethical debate, and even prompted the revival of the argument about abortion. The correct method for marketing this drug has still not been found, but Édouard Sakiz, who has always assumed entire responsability for this project, continues, against all odds, to work towards the development of this compound.

The entire article was written by:

Lucien CLAES

This session was published in issue n°6 of the Journal de l'École de Paris du management, entitled L'esprit de conquête .