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The Sunday Times
“Doctors knew in 1973 that the epilepsy drug sodium valproate posed a risk to unborn children — and ordered that warnings be removed from packets. Almost 50 years and 20,000 disabled babies later, it is still being prescribed to pregnant women”
“Mothers of children born with physical and mental problems after being prescribed epilepsy drug ask: why did nobody warn us?“
The medicines regulator has launched a review into use of the epilepsy drug sodium valproate, which is still being prescribed to women without warnings of dangers it poses.
“An epilepsy drug that caused disabilities in thousands of babies after being prescribed to pregnant women could be more dangerous than previously thought.
Sodium valproate could be triggering genetic changes that mean disabilities are being passed on to second and even third generations, according to the UK’s medicines regulator.”