Navigation Links
Thalidomide may stage a comeback

The controversial drug thalidomide, which was banned in 1962, is being reassessed to find out if it could again be prescribed to patients to treat rare forms of cancer and leprosy. The drug which is unlicensed in Europe was marketed in the 50s and 60s as a cure for morning// sickness. However, it was banned after mothers who took it gave birth to deformed children.

The European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products (EMEA) is now considering whether the drug should be re-licensed for use across the EU, since recent studies have suggested that thalidomide could be a weapon in the fight against cancer and could help people with AIDS and other serious diseases. EMEA officials who met representatives of thalidomide victims as part of their consultation process, are focusing on the safeguards that would be needed if the drug is re-licensed.

The agency also suggested that even if the drug is approved, it will only be used on specific patients. These include patients diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow, which affects about 20,000 patients in Europe each year. Earlier, Dr. Claus Newman, a specialist in birth defects stated that thalidomide is a unique drug with powerful effects potentially for harm and good and its wider licensing will require extraordinary measures.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Thalidomide is the new approved drug for treating multiple cancers
2. Thalidomide for Tumor Treatment
3. Frozen Canadian baby stages miraculous recovery
4. Surgery for early stage prostate cancer is better than waiting
5. Drug Tarceva for End-stage Lung cancer
6. Breast Cancer in younger women can be detected at an early stage by mammograms
7. Cancer cells were killed even at reduced dose of radiation therapy in early stage Hodgkin’s.
8. Herceptin is the cure for early stages of breast cancer?
9. Genes determine the capacity to fight HIV in early stages
10. Dialysis Trust Set Up in Bangalore by End-stage Kidney Patients
11. Combining Therapies can Improve Survival for Early-stage Breast Cancer Patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... from across the country gathered at the La Valencia Hotel in San Diego, ... PROSHRED Chicago was named the year’s most outstanding franchise, walking away with the ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... , ... Give To Cure today announced that it is working ... To Cure’s campaign that is crowdfunding clinical trials to help find cures faster for ... a smart device. In 2015 alone, Venmo processed $7.5 billion in transactions among users. ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... New York, New York (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... (APDA) announced the election of Patrick McDermott as Chairman of the National Board of ... welcome Pat as Chairman of the Board,” stated Leslie A. Chambers , APDA ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Dr. Ben Amini, ... it is now welcoming orthodontist, Dr. Amanda Cheng, to the practice. With the ... oral health care, including general dentistry, cosmetic treatments, periodontics, implant dentistry , ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Health and wellness is a topic that ... the event they are experiencing an illness. Migraines are a severe form of a ... with migraines would not wish the pain on their worst enemy, the feeling can ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/4/2016)... -- Worldwide Radiology Oncology surgical robot markets are ... systems provide a way to improve traditional open ... systems pinpoint the delivery of radiation precisely, eliminating ... problem previously, limiting the quantity of radiation that ... far beyond what has been available, promising a ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... 4, 2016  SciClone Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... entered into a settlement agreement with the United ... the SEC,s investigation into possible violations of the ... of the settlement agreement, SciClone has agreed to ... pre-judgment interest and a penalty.  This payment is ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... , Feb. 4, 2016  Montoya Love is recognized ... the field of Pharmaceuticals. Montoya is the Regulatory Systems ... Manufacturing and selling ... Becton Dickinson provides healthcare institutions, clinical laboratories and ... fifty countries across the globe. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: