• Canadian drug trial giving Viagra to pregnant women halted after Dutch baby deaths

    3 monthes ago - By National Post

    Canadian researchers have halted a clinical trial studying whether Viagra can help pregnant women with a condition that stunts fetus growth after similar research in the Netherlands led to an increase in baby deaths.
    The Dutch trial was stopped last week after a review committee found that 17 babies born to women taking part developed lung problems, and 11 of the children died.
    “We wanted to show that this is an effective way to promote the growth of the baby. But the opposite happened,” lead researcher Wessel Ganzevoort told the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant this week. “I am shocked. The...
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  • Viagra in pregnancy trial stopped after 11 newborn babies died

    3 monthes ago - By News Medical

    A Dutch clinical trial was looking at the potential of Sildenafil or impotence drug Viagra to improve the growth in unborn babies of pregnant women. The study had to be stopped prematurely after the death of eleven babies.
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