Photographer: Science & Society Picture Library/SSPL via Getty Images

From Nightmare Drug to Celgene Blockbuster, Thalidomide Is Back

  • Whistleblower case unveils new details on drug’s comeback
  • Thousands of pages of documents recently unsealed in court

The modern drug-regulation system traces back to a once-popular morning-sickness pill whose linkage to babies born with flipper-like limbs in the 1960s led the U.S. to tighten oversight for approving medications.

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.