Leader comment: Science can take time to get to the truth
Scientific research often produces results that, at face value, are extremely alarming.
One such study has now found that fish embryos become deformed after being exposed to Primodos, a hormone pregnancy test used in the UK up until 1978, the main components of which are still in some contraceptives and drugs for endometriosis.
This adds weight to the concerns of campaigners who believe Primodos caused deformities in children, claims that bring to mind the harm to unborn children caused by the infamous morning-sickness treatment thalidomide. It must also be a serious worry for those taking... read more
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