A new pregnancy drug, the Diclegis® pill manufactured by Duchesnay Inc. Canada, will enter pharmacies this June 2013. This week (see tweet), in its news release, the FDA stated: ” The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Diclegis (doxylamine succinate and pyridoxine hydrochloride) to treat pregnant women experiencing nausea and vomiting “.
The “Morning Sickness Drug“, was called Bendectin between 1978 and 1983, and had over 300 lawsuits filed against the Merrell Dow pharmaceutical company, claiming damages for babies with deformities born to mothers who took the drug. The wide range of birth defects attributed to it were: limb and other musculoskeletal deformities; facial and brain damage; defects of the respiratory, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular and genital-urinary systems; blood disorders and cancer.
With many thanks to Judith Kavanaugh for warning me about this unbelievable but true news !!!
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