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[IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V7 #435

In a message dated 8/3/2003 5:37:38 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
email @ redacted writes:

> From: "jhughey" <email @ redacted>
> Subject: [IP] Re: following FDA regs
> >So without its normal careful paperwork and phase studies,
> >the USA along with England and Canada approved the use of the drug. It
> >started being used in Europe in 1956 but by 1961 when it was being sold
> under 51
> >brand names, they found that it was causing malformations in at least
> 10,000
> >infants worldwide. In 7 out of 17 cases of infant deformation in the US,
> the
> >drug was purchased in another country. The drug? Thalidomide.
> Caution: Another *personal* story - (delete now if you don't want to read):
> When I got pg in 1960 I had a.m. sickness every day even until the time I
> entered the hospital to have induced labor. I was there 5 days before they
> determined the event. I had my a.m. sickness pills with me there. PRAISE THE
> LORD they were NOT Thalidomide!!! It could soooo easily have been. My dtr.
> had a lovely little classmate who, sadly, had little knobs for fingers on
> the ends of her short arms. What a reminder!! Those were sad days and I
> remember them well. I'm so thankful I wasn't one of the ones who took it.
> They are using it today for something else and it's quite successful. I
> can't recall (Hillary Syndrome) what it's new use is.

It's used for some types of cancers.
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