Thalidomide: Return of an Infamous Pill
Strict prescription drug safety regulations in place today resulted in part from the devastating consequences of a pill prescribed during pregnancy that was originally thought to be harmless. F.D.A. safety guidelines were developed after thalidomide left a trail of severe birth defects. Today, it has become a case study for rising drug prices. Strict F.D.A. guidelines were developed after thalidomide left a trail of severe birth defects.
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