Suspension of FDA Approval urged for new Morning Sickness Drug Diclegis

Another preventable future health tragedy?

#Diclegis is #FDA approved to replace #Bendectin as new Morning Sickness DrugJill Escher, from Prenatal Exposures Never Die, the blog about epigenetics, autism, and the multigenerational tragedy of prenatal pharmaceutical use, wrote to the FDA on April 11. 2013.

I am writing to urgently request that the FDA take immediate steps to suspend approval for the prenatal drug Diclegis pending appropriate safety testing for impacts to fetal germ cells, the precursor cells to the baby’s egg or sperm. In addition, I urge the FDA to take immediate steps to issue warnings regarding potential germline impact of all prenatally administered drugs… ”

Read Suspension of Approval Urged for New Morning Sickness Drug, Diclegis, Pending Assessment of Fetal Germline Impacts, April 11. 2013.

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Diclegis FDA approved to replace Bendectin as new Morning Sickness Drug

Another preventable future health tragedy?

#Diclegis is #FDA approved to replace #Bendectin as new Morning Sickness DrugA new pregnancy drug, the Diclegis® pill manufactured by  Duchesnay Inc. Canada, will enter pharmacies this June 2013.  This week (see tweet), in its news release, the FDA stated: ” The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Diclegis (doxylamine succinate and pyridoxine hydrochloride) to treat pregnant women experiencing nausea and vomiting “.

The “Morning Sickness Drug“, was called Bendectin between 1978 and 1983, and had over 300 lawsuits filed against the Merrell Dow pharmaceutical company, claiming damages for babies with deformities born to mothers who took the drug. The wide range of birth defects attributed to it were: limb and other musculoskeletal deformities; facial and brain damage; defects of the respiratory, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular and genital-urinary systems; blood disorders and cancer.

With many thanks to Judith Kavanaugh for warning me about this unbelievable but true news !!!

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