Chemotherapy

The first versions of the drugs were called “nitrogen mustards.” That’s because it was discovered during WWII when a ship carrying sulfur mustards, a nerve agent to be used in chemical warfare, was bombed and the troops on board were exposed to the chemical. Those men affected tested for depleted bone marrow and lymph systems, cells that naturally divide faster than other cells.  Scientists, at the time, wondered if mustard gas could be used in the treatment of cancer cells that also divide faster than normal cells in the human body. In 1942, Sloan-Kettering secretly began treating breast cancer with these nitrogen mustards. No one was cured. Chemotherapy trials were also conducted at Yale around 1943 where 160 patients were treated. Again, no one was cured. But, since chemo shrunk the tumors, researchers proclaimed the ‘therapy’ trials to be a “success.” Gradually, synthetic versions of the nitrogen mustards were developed, but they all had one common trait; they are unable to differentiate between “healthy” cells and “cancerous” cells. They kill everything. 

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Zofran

(ondansetron) is a nausea drug manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline that was originally approved for use in individuals who were undergoing surgery or chemotherapy. GSK also hailed it as the most-prescribed pharmaceutical treatment for morning sickness, which they pushed to doctors in spite of being unapproved for expectant mothers. Families of children who suffered birth defects (mental, cleft lips and palates, club foot, skull deformities, heart defects, stomach and hearing problems)2 after mothers took Zofran while pregnant have sued GSK over allegations that it marketed the drug to pregnant women without FDA approval and failed to warn about risks. They also allege the company misrepresented the results of animal studies, claiming the studies showed the drug was safe when they actually showed abnormal bone growth and signs of toxicity. Read More…