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THE HISTORY BOOK
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A LONG TIME IN PLANNING?
Dr Carrie Madej talks with Dr Andrew Kaufman about man-made components in human cells, being ordered by the state not to treat patients or do research - and other strange events in her medical career.
VARIOUS OTHER SOURCES
The Pharmacy Of The World?
The death of seventy children in The Gambia, associated with contaminated Indian-made cough syrups, has reignited a national discourse on the quality and safety of pharmaceutical products that are imported into Africa.
Thalidomide! Was That safe?
In the 1950s, Thalidomide was prescribed by doctors for pregnant women as a treatment for morning sickness. Advertisements claimed that it was completely safe, with no adverse effects for mother or unborn child. It was five years before it was understood and acknowledged that the drug was causing massive damage to babies in their mothers’ wombs.
GIVEN WHAT WE KNOW NOW…
…is it fair to be guarded about what we take into our bodies - and our children's - given the stories about the unsafe jabs of the C19 era? Should we not reassess our view on all the products Big Pharma pushes on us?
CAN DRUGS CAUSE SHOOTINGS?
Many people have their lives saved by antidepressants. But do they sometimes cause people to commit murder? A story by the BBC about a shooting in the USA suggests that the answer may be - YES, they do.