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Wonder Drug Caitlin McCarthy

Wonder Drug is a scientific drama inspired by real events about the origins of DES (diethylstilbestrol), the world's first drug disaster. When his drug company begins testing a new synthetic estrogen called DES intended for menopausal women, a marketing professional finds himself in a moral dilemma when he allows his pregnant diabetic wife to become part of a DES trial and later finds out the drug may have serious side effects.

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Writer: Caitlin McCarthy

SCIENTIFIC SUBJECTS

 Biology

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