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It is unethical to test drugs on pregnant women. Several drugs can pass over the placental barrier and harm the fetus. However, as a consequence of very little research of drug effects on pregnant women, doctors face major issues prescribing medicines to unwell pregnant women. Since the woman must get well, the doctor prescribes a common drug – which may not have undergone clinical trials on pregnant women. And, doesn’t the real danger lie in treating a pregnant woman without evidence about the effects of the drug?
Now, a group of people are trying to change this by developing guidelines for ethical and scientific research so that drug data on mothers-to-be is available.

http://gizmodo.com/hard-labour-the-case-for-testing-drugs-on-pregnant-wom-1744367087?utm_expid=66866090-67.e9PWeE2DSnKObFD7vNEoqg.0&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.co.in%2F

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