Thalidomide at half-century: A scourge transformed into life-saving drugs | Opinion

September 2, 2015

The story of thalidomide is at once a tragedy of international scope, and, given the FDA’s refusal to allow it to be dispensed in America, a paean to heroism and courage at home.  It’s a tribute, especially, to Frances Oldham Kelsey, a young pharmacologist who withheld her approval, and, it underscores the critical importance of federal drug regulation.

Linda Stamato/NJ Voices blog, August 31

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