Thalidomide given to women in BrazilBMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6936.1061a (Published 23 April 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1061
- J Rocha
Thalidomide is being widely used in Brazil to treat people with leprosy - including women of childbearing age. Government doctors say that the use of the drug is strictly controlled but members of an association of thalidomide victims say that many women of childbearing age could be taking the drug, especially in remote areas, where leprosy is most prevalent.
Dr Cerson Fernando, national coordinator of the Ministry …