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:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can now ... and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey brings ... The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under the ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Dr. Calvin Johnson has dedicated ... has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for treating his patients. The procedure ... doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances that orthopaedic surgeons use to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. In an effort ... holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has issued a pain ... Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which can cause episodes ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, CA is excited to announce they are ... drive cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments. Comfort Keepers provides quality ... and ongoing independence. Getting to and from medical treatments is one of the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Investment Group (TGIG), has initiated cultivation and processing operations at its production facility, ... Pahrump, Nevada. , Puradigm is the manufacturer of a complete system of proactive ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... to their offering. ... World Market for Companion Diagnostics covers the world market for ... report includes the following: , World IVD ... (N. America, EU, ROW), 2015-2020 , World IVD Companion ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , Belgium , June ... MKT: VNRX), today announced the appointment of Dr. ... of Directors as a Non-Executive Director, effective June ... Company,s Audit, Compensation and Nominations and Governance Committees.  ... Dr. Futcher will provide independent expertise and strategic ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Research and Markets has ... - Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... for the patients with kidney failure, it replaces the function ... the patient,s blood and thus the treatment helps to keep ... in balance. Increasing number of ESRD patients ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: