2015 Antineoplastics

DRUGS THAT INTEREFERE WITH ANGIOGENESIS: THALIDOMIDE

THALIDOMIDE is a developmental toxin whose only approved use is in the treatment of Hansen’s disease, although it has significant off-label use in AIDS treatment and in multiple myeloma.  THALIDOMIDE causes severe birth defects (especially phocomelia) in the children and grandchildren of women who take the drug while pregnant.
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