Orbitals: Chemistry Podcast

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Ep. 8: Thalidomide: The life-saving drug that caused a pharmaceutical nightmare

In the 1960s the drug thalidomide caused over 10,000 babies across the globe to be born with deformed limbs. Scientist Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey blocked its production in the US, saving countless lives. But since then thalidomide has been approved by the FDA. Why?

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