Pharmaceutical products & drug action

IB Chemistry: Pharmaceutical products & drug action

Pharmaceutical products are big business. The classic example of where making a profit was placed above ethical consideration is the thalidomide case.Thalidomide was introduced as a sedative in the 1950s. It was found to be an effective anti-emetic and was given to pregnant women to prevent morning sickness. The drug was produced by a German company called Grünenthal and also by the Distillers Company in the UK. Although...


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