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News of the DES scandal

Speech by Caitlin McCarthy, WONDER DRUG screenwriter and DES activist, to the Scottish Parliament.

Speech by Caitlin McCarthy, DES daughter, screenwriter of WONDER DRUG, to the Scottish Parliament: a historic moment for the DES cause

Caitlin McCarthy lives in Worcerster, USA. She is a teacher and the screenwriter of Wonder Drug, a highly anticipated movie about the DES drug disaster set to be produced by Rhino Films. We have had the opportunity to interview her last year, so if you haven't yet, we invite you to...

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Prenatal diethylstilbestrol exposure and risk of diabetes, gallbladder disease, and pancreatic disorders and malignancies

Effects of in utero diethylstilbestrol exposure on the pancreas

DES (diethylstilbestrol) is a synthetic estrogen and notorious endocrine disruptor synthesized in 1938 by a group of English scientists led by E.C. Dodds. It has been marketed in many countries by different pharmaceutical companies, mainly to prevent miscarriage and prematurity risks in pregnant women.

In France, DES was prescribed und...

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Le grand désordre hormonal, written by Corinne Lalo and published by Le Cherche Midi Editor

Le grand désordre hormonal : ce qui nous empoisonne à notre insu, by Corinne Lalo - Le Cherche Midi Editor

Endocrine disruptors are synthetic substances that have an effect similar to that of hormone derivatives. In particular, they induce hormonal disorders of sexuality in humans and animals.

Although it was defined in the Wingspread Declaration1 (United States) in 1991, the concept of "endocrine disruptors" can be dif...

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Interview with Caitlin McCarthy, DES Daughter (diethylstilbestrol), Screenwriter of WONDER DRUG Movie and DES activist

No one comes out of this "Wonder Drug" unscathed – Interview with screenwriter Caitlin McCarthy

Diethylstilbestrol (DES) is a synthetic estrogen marketed in the 1950s by many laboratories (UCB Pharma, Borne, Eli Lilly, etc.) under different  brand names (Distilbene®, Stilboestrol- Borne®, etc.).

This drug, seen as a "wonder drug", has been prescribed to pregnant women to prevent miscarriages and premat...

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Several cases of clear cell adenocarcinoma (CCAC) reported in DES granddaughters (diethylstilbestrol)

Several cases of Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma (CCA) in DES Granddaughters (diethylstilbestrol)

Diethylstilbestrol (DES) has been marketed in many countries by several pharmaceutical companies under different brand names. It has been widely prescribed to pregnant women to prevent miscarriages.

Thanks to a study by W.J. Dieckmann, it was known, as early as 1953 that this treatment was ineffective in pregnant women for all its indi...

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