Australian gynencologist Dr. William McBride, who revealed a link between the anti-depression drug imipramine and?
Australian gynencologist Dr. William McBride, who revealed a link between the anti-depression drug imipramine and deformed children is Sydney on Friday (March 3), is a recognised expert in the field. For, in 1961, it was Dr. McBride who discovered that deformed babies throughout the world had been damaged by the drug thalidomide during their mother's pregnancies.
Imipramine, taken by women in the early stages of pregnancy, Dr. McBride says, causes children to be born without arms -- or with rudimentary, defor??? limbs instead of arms. A manufacturer's warning that the drug must not be taken during the early stages of pregnancy -- when the foetus forms its limbs -- is supplied with the drug. BUT the warning is printed on a separate piece of paper -- usually discarded by the dispensing chemist, said Dr. McBride.
This film shown an interview with Dr. McBride, in which he revealed the potential damaging effects of the drug and called for stricter dispensing methods.
SYNOPSIS: Australian gynaecologist Dr. William McBride, who originally discovered that the drug thalidomide caused children to be born several deformed, revealed on Friday similar damaging effects in the anti-depressant drug imipramine.