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ebitler's picture

interesting thalidomide fact...

I had a very unexpected but relevant conversation with a friend's dad this morning that I thought I would share...

He started telling my friend and I about a small research company that he does business with that was just about bankrupt when they observed an interesting side effect of this terrible drug making headlines for causing deformities.

Apparently the company is now huge because the drug was thalidomide (I bet you saw that coming) and the side effect is that it can be effective in treating cancer.

I had never heard that part before and thought it was really interesting that, while it never should have been taken off-label by pregnant women, having completely stopped research with this drug would have been a loss to the medial community as well.


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