Big Pharma Executives aware of issues and failing to make them public

Health Care’s Trick Coin

Health Care’s Trick Coin This month, Johnson & Johnson is facing more than 10,000 lawsuits over an artificial hip that has been recalled because of a 40 percent failure rate within five years. Mistakes happen in medicine, but internal documents showed that executives had known of flaws with the device for some time, but had failed to make them public 

mmm… sounds familiar Eli Lilly !

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Pesticides and Industrial Chemicals may increase Women’s Risk of Uterine and Ovarian Diseases

Gynecological Diseases Linked to Environmental Contaminants

New research is adding to the evidence that some pesticides and industrial chemicals may increase women’s risk of uterine and ovarian diseases, such as endometriosis.

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DES Exposure needs to be considered with the whole Picture of a Woman’s Risk

Risky pregnancy drug raised daughters’ cancer odds

Risky pregnancy drug raised daughters' cancer odds A drug that millions of pregnant women took decades ago to prevent miscarriage and complications has put their daughters at higher risk for breast cancer and other health problems that are showing up now, a new federal study finds.

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Diethylstilbestrol Video Gallery – 20+ DES-related Videos gathered for you

Diethylstilbestrol Video Gallery - 20+ DES-related Videos gathered for you

  • Sisters settle with drug maker
  • Sisters: Pregnancy drug caused cancer
  • Eli Lilly sued over fertility drug
  • Screening for DES Daughters
  • Public Health 250A – Lecture 21
  • The Diethylstilbestrol Story
  • Endocrine Disruptors: Sexy Stuff
  • DES Daughters Fight Back
  • SOC 4160/5160 Summer 2012 DES daughters
  • Cancer Research Now: The DES Story, Lessons Learned
  • Insidermedicine In 60 – October 6, 2011
  • DES Daughter Testimonial
  • Beating Cancer One Lap at a Time
  • The Disastrous Consequences of DES
  • Arthur L Herbst, MD – 40th Anniversary of DES Paper
  • DES concerns: The next generation
  • IES113Hearing-DES DAUGHTERS
  • Caitlin McCarthy of Wonder Drug at 2010 AOF Fest
  • 2009 Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines
  • Attorney Stephen Sheller comments on DES (Diethylstilbestrol)
  • Diethylstilbestrol (DES) Drug for Pregnant Women – Attorney Stephen Sheller
  • DES Diethylstilbestrol Awareness

In Vitro Fertilization does not increase Women’s Risks of Breast and Gynecological Cancers

IVF does not boost cancer risk, study finds

IVF does not boost cancer risk, study finds

DES Action USA commented:
 This study will be reassuring for those who’ve undergone IVF. But it’s difficult to rest completely reassured knowing all the hormones used in fertility treatments.
Not clear whether DES exposure changes the equation any
.

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Sadly for many DES daughters having their own children is not possible! Many of us who have experienced miscarriages, want to have kids but are struggling or unable to…

Le Distilbène DES, interdit en France en 1977, six ans après les Etats-Unis d’Amérique!

A lire surtout si votre mère ou grand-mère s’en sont vues prescrire pendant leur grossesse…

Le Distilbène DES, interdit en France en 1977, six ans après les Etats-Unis d'Amérique !Connaissant les risques auxquels avec le DES ils exposaient les femmes – au moins sur une génération – les pouvoirs publics l’ont autorisé et des médecins l’ont largement prescrit pendant 5 à 12 ans dans ces 7 pays…

Le DES fut arrêté chez les femmes enceintes :

  • en 71 aux USA.
  • en 76, soit 5 ans après ! au Canada.
  • en 77, soit 6 ans après ! en France, Autriche, Pays-bas.
  • en 78, soit 8 ans après ! en Australie.
  • en 81, soit 11 ans après ! en Italie.
  • en 83, soit 12 ans après ! en Hongrie.

Utilisé par le suite comme “pilule du lendemain“, il est encore utilisé en Afrique pour provoquer un avortement (2013).

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Eli Lilly ‘s Negligence and Responsabilities: what did they know and what did they do about DES?

Federal Judge Allows Lawsuit Against Anti-Miscarriage Drugs for Cancer Link

Federal Judge Allows Lawsuit Against Anti-Miscarriage Drugs for Cancer Link Magistrate Judge Marianne B. Bowler denied the motion to dismiss made by the drug companies. The drug companies argued that the opinions of the women’s experts were not based on reliable science; the judge did not agree, and is allowing the case to move forward  .

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Strength: a River cuts through a Rock not because of its Power but its Persistence

What gives you strength?

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What gives you strength? My daughters give me the strength to cut through the wall of silence around the DES issues … Image via A Major Media.

Mice Study shows gestational Exposure to BPA leads to behavioral Changes for four Generations

Gestational exposure to bisphenol a produces transgenerational changes in behaviors and gene expression


BPA Exposure Effects May Last for GenerationsBisphenol-A BPADES and similar compounds are known as endocrine-disrupting chemicals, which are substances in the environment that interfere with the proper functioning of hormones.

Abstract

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a plasticizer and an endocrine-disrupting chemical. It is present in a variety of products used daily including food containers, paper, and dental sealants and is now widely detected in human urine and blood. Exposure to BPA during development may affect brain organization and behavior, perhaps as a consequence of its actions as a steroid hormone agonist/antagonist and/or an epigenetic modifier. Here we show that BPA produces transgenerational alterations in genes and behavior. Female mice received phytoestrogen-free chow with or without BPA before mating and throughout gestation. Plasma levels of BPA in supplemented dams were in a range similar to those measured in humans. Juveniles in the first generation exposed to BPA in utero displayed fewer social interactions as compared with control mice, whereas in later generations (F(2) and F(4)), the effect of BPA was to increase these social interactions. Brains from embryos (embryonic d 18.5) exposed to BPA had lower gene transcript levels for several estrogen receptors, oxytocin, and vasopressin as compared with controls; decreased vasopressin mRNA persisted into the F(4) generation, at which time oxytocin was also reduced but only in males. Thus, exposure to a low dose of BPA, only during gestation, has immediate and long-lasting, transgenerational effects on mRNA in brain and social behaviors. Heritable effects of an endocrine-disrupting chemical have implications for complex neurological diseases and highlight the importance of considering gene-environment interactions in the etiology of complex disease.

Sources and more information
  • Gestational exposure to bisphenol a produces transgenerational changes in behaviors and gene expression, Endocrinology. 2012 Aug;153(8):3828-38. doi: 10.1210/en.2012-1195. PMID: 22707478 Epub 2012 Jun 15. Full text.
  • BPA Exposure Effects May Last for Generations, Endocrine Society, press-release-archives/2012.

Saskia ou le Deuil d’un Bébé Distilbène, sur Flickr

Saskia ou le deuil d'un bébé Distilbène

Dans ce livre très bien écrit Saskia ou le deuil d’un bébé DistilbèneAnne-Françoise Lof partage l’histoire poignante de sa petite fille née trop tôt à 22 semaines et son expérience du deuil d’un bébé distilbène

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