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Thalidomide and the Power of the Drug Companies

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The history of the initial introduction of Thalidomide, and how the drug companies involved systematically tried to suppress the evidence that it could cause permanent and serious nerve damage in patients who took it. Subsequently it was discovered that it could cause terrible birth defects. The countries where it had been supplied found that large numbers of babies were born with missing or stunted limbs, sometimes damage to sight and hearing also, resulting in lifelong problems and disability.
This book is the most thorough and powerful account of how commercial interests overrode basic humanity and decency: profits mattered more than people's lives and health.

Apart from moderate age toning to text block edges and minor scuffing to edges and corners of the paper covers, also a little foxing on the margins of some pages, the binding is tight and all text is clear.

Item details

Author(s):
Sjostrom and Nilsson
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
11 x 18 cms
Edition:
1972
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0140522980
ISBN-13:
9780140522983
Number of pages:
281
Publisher:
Penguin
Title:
Thalidomide and the Power of the Drug Companies

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The history of the initial introduction of Thalidomide, and how the drug companies involved systematically tried to suppress the evidence that it could cause permanent and serious nerve damage in patients who took it. Subsequently it was discovered that it could cause terrible birth defects. The countries where it had been supplied found that large numbers of babies were born with missing or stunted limbs, sometimes damage to sight and hearing also, resulting in lifelong problems and disability.
This book is the most thorough and powerful account of how commercial interests overrode basic humanity and decency: profits mattered more than people's lives and health.

Apart from moderate age toning to text block edges and minor scuffing to edges and corners of the paper covers, also a little foxing on the margins of some pages, the binding is tight and all text is clear.

Author(s):
Sjostrom and Nilsson
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
11 x 18 cms
Edition:
1972
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0140522980
ISBN-13:
9780140522983
Number of pages:
281
Publisher:
Penguin
Title:
Thalidomide and the Power of the Drug Companies

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