Eleven babies died - Study in the Netherlands was using Viagra turns fatal
11 babies in the Netherlands have died after their mothers took Viagra to boost growth in the womb, as part of a drug trial. Another 17 babies have developed lung conditions. pic.twitter.com/Fhcktl9Uv9— AJ+ (@ajplus) July 24, 2018
“We wanted to show that this is an effective way to promote the growth of the baby. But the opposite happened. I am shocked. The last thing you want is to harm patients."— Megan Pratz (@meganpratz) July 24, 2018
Pregnant women took Viagra as part of a drug trial. Eleven babies have died. https://t.co/Um4aBOKdbx
Tragic outcome to an ethical, monitored study of the role of sidenafil (viagra) to improve pregnancy outcome. Reminder to be careful of off label use of drugs & drug 'supplements'. Why regulations & good science matters. @US_FDA https://t.co/uNn58yFck4— Dr. Ali Khan (@UNMC_DrKhan) July 24, 2018
“The pregnant women taking part in the trial all had unborn babies whose growth had been severely limited in the womb. The children’s prognosis, given a lack of available therapy, was regarded as being poor as a result. In total, 93 women were given the drug as part of the trial, led by Amsterdam University Medical Centre. Seventeen babies developed lung problems, and 11 have since died. A further eight babies died of unrelated conditions." According to The Guardian.
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