FDA clears thalidomide for leprosy use
Banned in the early 1960s because it causes birth defects, thalidomide can now be used for treating leprosy and is being tested for other applications.
Additional information about thalidomide can be found at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's web site at http://www.fda.gov/cder/news/thalinfo/thalidomide.htm.
Adler, T. 1994. The return of thalidomide. Science News 146(Dec. 24&31):424.
Centofanti, M. 1995. Thalidomide heals ulcers. Science News 148(Nov. 11):311.
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