Historical Review of the DES Tragedy, glaring Example of what NOT to do in Medicine…

The Diethylstilbestrol tragedy thorough historical review

Problems in Research: Regulations—The Diethylstilbestrol Tragedy
The diethylstilbestrol tragedy: a failure of oversight or poor science?

For a thorough historical review of the DES tragedy take a moment and read this lengthy call for tighter FDA regulation of the drug industry. The DES story makes a compelling case!

DES Action USA commented: ” Thank you for this call for stronger government regulation of pharmaceuticals. The DES tragedy makes a compelling case and you tell the story well. Adding insult to injury, it isn’t correct to say that in 1971 the FDA banned DES for most uses. Sadly, DES was only ‘contraindicated’ so it was well into the 1970s before doctors stopped prescribing DES to pregnant women! Either they didn’t get the word, or they felt they knew better than government regulators. Many doctors now dismiss DES exposure as ‘not a problem anymore’ but millions of us were exposed before birth and live with the health problems it caused. We fervently wish similar tragedies wouldn’t happen again – but sadly, the DES lessons learned are being ignored.

Read Problems in Research: Regulations—The Diethylstilbestrol Tragedymedicalbag, April 12, 2013.

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