Discussion: Medical researchers
Stanford University medical researchers conducted a study on the
correlation between the use of fertility drugs and ovarian cancer.
Their study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology,
concludes that the use of the fertility drugs, Pergonal and
Serophene, may increase the risk of ovarian cancer by three times.
The lead author of the studies, Professor Alice Whittemore,
stated, “Our finding in regard to fertility drugs is by no means
certain. It is based on very small numbers and is really very
FDA Commissioner David Kessler would like the infertility drug
manufacturers to disclose the study findings and offer a warning
on the drug packages. He notes, “Even though the epidemiology
study is still preliminary, women have a right to know what is
known. We’re not looking to make more of this than there is.”
If you were a manufacturer of one of the drugs, would you
voluntarily disclose the study information?
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