Thalidomide, sold under the brand name Immunoprin, among others, is an
immunomodulatory drug and the prototype of the thalidomide class of drugs.
Thalidomide was synthesized in West Germany in 1954<sup>1</sup> by Chemie Grünenthal.
It was marketed (available to patients) from October 1, 1957 (West Germany) ...
Jul 28, 2009 ... Many children in the 1960's, like the kindergartner pictured above, were born with
phocomelia as a side effect of the drug thalidomide, resulting ...
The thalidomide disaster is one of the darkest episodes in pharmaceutical
research history. The drug was marketed as a mild sleeping pill safe even for ...
Nov 3, 2011 ... The so-called Thalidomide babies have hit 50 and many face rising bills to help
them cope with increasing immobility.
Sep 1, 2012 ... Thalidomide was used in the late 1950s and early 1960s to combat morning
sickness, but led to children being born without limbs. Now its ...
Aug 21, 2014 ... Before the birth of the concept of “diversity” came the birth of a legion of Baby
Boom children like us. We were labeled “Thalidomide Babies.
Jan 12, 2016 ... Over 10,000 children were born with thalidomide related birth defects throughout
the world. Thanks to the work of Dr. Kelsey, fewer than 100 ...
Aug 15, 2013 ... Thalidomide: learn about side effects, dosage, special precautions, and more on
Thalidomide and lenalidomide are medicines used to treat certain cancers and
diseases. If you're pregnant or could become pregnant, DON'T take them.