Beth Botelho was devastated when she learned her newborn daughter Marissa had a congenital heart defect. “It was apparent something was really wrong,” she told Fox25 in Boston. “She needed open heart surgery. She was on life support. She was on a feeding tube. Initially, it was very overwhelming.” Botelho believes the anti-nausea drug Zofran, which she took to treat morning sickness, caused her daughter’s birth defect. Zofran, made by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), is FDA-approved to treat nausea and vomiting in patients with cancer and following surgery. It has also been prescribed, off label, to treat morning sickness in pregnant women. ... Read More
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