Show: June 16, 2013:
- Is controversial morning sickness medication safe?
- Having a pet could lower your risk for heart disease
- How did the ACCORD study work?
- Should children under 4 take cough and cold medication?
- How can owners help their pets survive allergy season?
- Can cell phone usage indicate which side of the brain you favor?
- How can we outsmart anger?
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Is controversial morning sickness medication safe?
Interview: Men-jean Lee, M.D., director, maternal-fetal medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine.
In 1983, a morning sickness medication called Bendectin was taken off the market after hundreds of lawsuits claimed the drug caused birth defects. According to Men-Jean Lee, M.D., there was no scientific evidence linking Bendectin to birth defects, but distributor Merrell Dow bowed to pressure and pulled it from the market. After rigorous re-testing, the Food and Drug Administration re-approved the drug, but under the new name Diclegis. Dr. Lee assures patients and listeners that Diclegis is completely safe and says she has no qualms about prescribing it.