It has been revealed that the drug trial that took place in 1960 for drug Distaval was not tested on animals but was directly tested on expecting mothers. The document that has been retrieved from Distillers Company has found that Australian women were being used for the test.
The documents that have been extracted states that the experiment on Australian women was being taken out at two hospitals, Sydney's Crown Street Women’s Hospital and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. However, it shall be noted that drug officials have denied accepting that any such thing ever happened.
They were of the view that no pregnant woman was being enrolled for the experiment and they do have taken out experiments on animals. It is alleged that due to such action, malformed babies were born to women, who took part in the experiment.
There are many other allegations that have been posed on the company. Some of the allegations were that the company has tried to please the doctors, so that they could not only promote their drug, but could also prescribe it.
In addition, it has also been alleged that the company has tried hard to ensure that their drug gets enlisted in Australia's Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.
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