December 2012, Christine Nienstedt and her 11-year-old daughter, Tyler Cheyenne, joined about 200 other moms and children as part of the National Stroller Brigade in Washington, D.C. Their mission: convince the Congress to retire the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act and replace it with the proposed Safe Chemicals Act, which currently awaits a Senate vote.
La cour d’appel a estimé qu’il ne pouvait être prouvé que le médicament Distilbène® était bien à l’origine de la pathologie de Sophie Meyer, car les pièces fournies étaient insuffisantes. Et ce bien que la plaignante eut “présenté certaines malformations et anomalies décrites dans la littérature médicale comme étant les conséquences d’une exposition in utero au DES”, écrit-elle dans son arrêt.
La justice “oblige cette femme à justifier de documents contemporains” de son exposition à la molécule alors qu’elle n’en dispose pas, selon Maitre Martine Verdier. “L’arrêt de la cour d’appel de Paris est une porte ouverte pour ressaisir la Cour de cassation sur le cas de Sophie, afin qu’une règle qui fasse jurisprudence soit enfin établie“, expliquera Martine Verdier à francetv info.
The controversy surrounding antidepressants and pregnancy
” Last December, the Supreme Court of British Columbia set a bold precedent: it green-lit the first class action suit in Canada alleging that an antidepressant taken by a woman during pregnancy caused a birth defect in her child. Faith Gibson of Surrey, B.C., named “representative plaintiff,” had been prescribed Paxil, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), in December 2002. Her daughter, Meah Bartram, was born in September 2005 with a hole in her heart. The defect was repaired months later, but Meah remains a “sickly” child, prone to infection. Two weeks after her birth, Health Canada and Paxil’s manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline Inc. (GSK), issued an advisory stating that paroxetine (Paxil’s generic name) taken in the first trimester may pose “an increased risk” of cardiovascular defects. ”
” Jackie White was in her early teens when her mother sat her down for an important talk—more serious than the one girls typically get at that age. She explained that Jackie was a “DES daughter”: When her mom was pregnant with her, she had taken a medication called diethylstilbestrol DES to “prevent miscarriage”. That day, she told Jackie evidence had surfaced that both the women who took DES as well as their daughters could be at much higher risk for gynecological cancers and fertility problems. ”
by Nancy Langston, Professor of environmental studies and forestry
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” Rates of intersexuality, reproductive cancers, and infertility appear to be increasing. Many researchers suspect that a key role is played by endocrine disruptors – the industrial pollutants that mimic hormones and disrupt the endocrine systems that shape sexual development.
Yet, for all the concern raised by a flood of experimental research showing endocrine disruption in animals and epidemiological studies suggesting effects on human reproduction, the U.S. government has essentially failed to regulate these chemicals, retreating from a precautionary principle that would require caution in the use of potentially toxic chemicals. Debates in the 1930s and 1940s over the regulation of diethylstilbestrol (DES), the first synthetic estrogen and the first chemical known to act as an endocrine disruptor, show how political pressures, scientific uncertainty, and changing conceptual models of gender and health led to this retreat from precaution “.
The AllTrials transparency campaign says it is at a crossroads and is looking to take the next step into becoming a larger force against the restriction of clinical trial data by pharma. It continues: “There are many who hope that AllTrials will fizzle out and go away, as previous efforts have done – what happens next is up to all of us. We need your help to grow internationally, and to push for a decisive and permanent change.”
” Gueriguian testified that Eli Lilly knew as early as 1998 that Zyprexa increased the risk of developing diabetes, but did not issue warnings about those effects until 2007… ‘Simply put, it’s putting profit over the concern of the consumer‘, Gueriguian said “.