Thalidomide: 40 Years On


Subject:
Infectious Diseases , Medical Treatments & Devices , Leprosy , Side Effects

Description:
This 2002 news program looks at the history of thalidomide, a drug that caused birth defects in the 1950s and 1960s. "Around 10,000 babies were born with disabilities as a result of their mothers taking the thalidomide drug." Discusses the use of thalidomide as a treatment for morning sickness, and research into its possible uses in the treatment of leprosy and cancer. Includes related links. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

Publisher:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Language:
English

Source:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/2031459.stm


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