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BBC One - Panorama, The Truth about Pills and Pregnancy
http://www.spiegel.de/gesundheit/schwangerschaft/schwangerschaft-antiepileptika-beeintraechtigen-entwicklung-des-kindes-a-911989.html + Decades after the Thalidomide scandal shocked the world, Panorama reveals how another medicine has damaged far more children. Drugs cannot be tested on pregnant women for ethical reasons, so doctors do not know if most prescription drugs are safe for the unborn child, and the system set up to monitor side-effects appears to be flawed. As evidence emerges that some common antidepressants are linked to heart defects in babies, the programme asks how much we really know about the safety of medicines women take while pregnant. >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_valproate >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thalidomide - up to 20000 may be harmed by Epilim in UK. 1000 by Thalidomide in UK. >> http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/nov/08/epilim-anti-epilepsy-drug >> some medicine 'seem' not safe for childbearing women. ie antidepressants.
SSRI  antidepressant  moral  lobby  Thalidomide  Epilim  ethics  lobbyist  complexity  medical  advances  Sodium  valproate  Sanofi-Aventis  medical  research  accountability  unintended  consequences  transparency  Lobbying  anti-depressants  antidepressants  morality  pharmaceutical  industry  GlaxoSmithKline  SSRI  antidepressants  medical  profession  parenthood  depression  Big  Pharma  anti-depressant  Selective  serotonin  reuptake  inhibitor  governance  corporate  governance 
july 2013 by asterisk2a

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