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) ...
Thalidomide caused a wide variety of birth defects, not one of which was unique
to that drug. Nevertheless, the nature and pattern of the defects are, in most ...
Information and the history of the thalidomide medical tragedy that has afflicted
many people in Canada and around the world.
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 ...
Sep 23, 2013 ... This Retro Report video revisits the horrors that followed use of thalidomide by
pregnant women in the 1950s and the drug's startling ...
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 ...
Thalidomide and lenalidomide are medicines used to treat certain cancers and
diseases. If you're pregnant or could become pregnant, DON'T take them.
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 ... One of the horrific and still negligently under-reported legacies of the Baby Boom
era was the widespread use of thalidomide by pregnant ...