Too Many Pills in Pregnancy

in 2013, Allen Mitchell, Centers & Institutes in the News, Newsmakers, School of Public Health
February 25th, 2013

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Allen Mitchell, School of Public Health, Slone Epidemiology Center

The thalidomide disaster of the early 1960s left thousands of babies with deformed limbs because their mothers innocently took a sleeping pill thought to be safe during pregnancy…

Expert quote:

“We seem to have forgotten as a society that drugs pose risks. Many over-the-counter drugs were grandfathered in with no studies of their possible effects during pregnancy.”

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