19 April 2011

A Controversial Drug

Thalidomide is nothing to FearThalidomide is a drug, controversial for more than fifty years. The end of the 1950s, its anti-angiogenic properties cause the deformities in the more than 12,000 children around the world. Original purpose of thalidomide should be used as a sedative or a sleeping pill. In the years since its release, scientists have found many uses for drugs, including the use of its pernicious side effects inhibits the growth of several types of cancers. Thalidomide is a drug very misunderstood with many positive applications. The story of thalidomide, strengths and weaknesses, extends over more than fifty years. Thalidomide was safer than the sedative barbiturates and ironically useful to relieve choice morning. Shortly after his release in 1961, thalidomide was the link to deformities everywhere in the world, and the sale of thalidomide was arrested around the world.Over the years to ensure that, scientists have continued to explore the characteristics of thalidomide. As a scientist began to search for the exact mechanism of thalidomide has been responsible for the defects of birth, they would soon discover that thalidomide had multiple uses and only two side effects. Thalidomide may be used to treat leprosy, relieve the pain associated with leprosy. The experiences of two side effects of thalidomide have been deformities and irreversible tingling in the extremities. Thalidomide was the best treatment to relieve pain of arthritis pain of ulcer pain.Many fear the worst drug and does not realize that all drugs with its ' own risk and each label of drugs was a warning to the mothers pregnant or breastfeeding. It is in use or not to disregard the warning, or take a risk. Even with the Americans being unable to take at their own risk, there will be measures taken to minimize risks.The FDA will do everything to prevent a repeat of a new epidemic. No system is 100% effective and no drug is 100% safe, but any system of prevention is worth a trial. Thalidomide in the 1950s was extremely underdeveloped and only had to be refined. More research was conducted on the drug and an explanation for the birth defects has emerged. Knowing how the works of thalidomide allow scientist to do exactly the contrary, do not work. Researchers have produced many analogues, variations of thalidomide and was hopeful that they will be engineer a form of thalidomide without harmful side effects. The risk of birth defects thalidomide may be close to zero, and thalidomide will prove to be just what the doctor ordered and nothing more.