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Thalidomide
Thalidomide
The drug Thalidomide was brought to market in 1957 as a treatment for tension, anxiety, gastritis, insomnia, nausea, and morning sickness. Unfortunately, the use of Thalidomide by pregnant women resulted in a wide range of birth defects, so much so that it is still referred to as the Thalidomide Tragedy.

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Posted by notsteve at 2:37 pm (PDT) on Sun April 3, 2016   
They used to market radium suppositories too, and tout the wonderful effects of the "health-giving atoms". Sometimes, regulation is a good thing. . .
Posted by freddo30 at 10:08 pm (PDT) on Sat April 2, 2016   
Ghastly disaster , especially in the U.K.

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