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2011-04-12 00:00:30

Dilantin is one of the most widely prescribed anticonvulsant drugs on the U.S. market, primarily prescribed to individuals suffering from epilepsy.

2011-04-12 00:00:30

Topamax birth defect claims are being investigated across the country as parents may be unknowingly exposing infants to the anticonvulsant drug in utero, possibly increasing the risk of major birth defects.

2011-04-12 00:00:30

As more victims of Depakote use during pregnancy speak out about the birth defects that have affected the lives of their families, Depakote attorneys working with the Consumer Justice Foundation website http://www.depakotebirthinjury.com are trying to recoup compensation for the life long medical care that will be required to treat children born with skeletal defects.

2011-01-04 15:25:02

When pregnant women need medications, there is often concern about possible effects on the fetus.

2010-11-25 21:43:30

Despite the reassurances of Pasternak and Hviid in their study, "Use of Proton-Pump Inhibitors (PPI) in Early Pregnancy and the Risk of Birth Defects," featured in the Nov. 24 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, an epidemiologist from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) believes that further studies are needed.

2010-06-16 21:47:01

It's long been known that alcohol use in pregnancy can lead to children with mental retardation and birth defects, but researchers who study fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) have not made definitive progress on preventing the disorder, detecting it early, or effectively treating it.

2009-03-05 14:36:00

CTIS Web site Offers News and Referral Resources about Medications, Chemicals and Other Agents SAN DIEGO, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Moms-to-be concerned about potential risks of taking cold medication or using certain cleaning products can now find helpful information online and over the phone.

2008-09-24 03:00:09

By Jones, D Beyond Thalidomide: Birth defects explained. Edited by J. McCredie Pp. 418. Royal Society of Medicine Press Ltd. 2007. ISBN: 13: 978-1-85315-741-7. Pounds 35.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.