Pregnancy test drug had the potential to deform embryos



The components of a controversial drug, allegedly linked to birth defects in the 1960s and 70s, had the potential to deform embryos in the womb.
Primodos was a hormone pregnancy test used by thousands of women in the UK between 1958 and 1978.
It was found to cause deformations to fish embryos just hours after they received a dose in new studies by researchers at the University of Aberdeen.
Researchers at the time suggested the drug could be linked to a higher risk of women giving birth to babies with abnormalities – a claim denied by Primodos’ manufacturer.
Although Primodos is no longer in... read more

 
14 February 2018 in Health, Views: 38
Source: Scotsman
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