Thalidomide: History, withdrawal, renaissance and safety concerns

Neil Vargesson* (Corresponding Author), Trent Stephens

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Thalidomide is used around the world today to effectively treat inflammatory and cancer conditions. Yet, 60 years ago it was withdrawn from the market. What do we know about its mechanisms of action and how safe is it?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1455-1457
Number of pages3
JournalExpert Opinion on Drug Safety
Issue number12
Early online date2 Nov 2021
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2021


  • drug safety
  • mechanism of action
  • Thalidomide


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