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  1. Giraffe

    Thalidomide (aka Contergan Aka Distaval)

    Thalidomide was promoted as a sleeping pill and to help with morning sickness. Irreversible polyneuropathy was observed, and after the drug was linked to horrific birth defects it was banned. It has since made a comeback. In 1998 Celgene launched thalidomide as a leprosy drug. The approval for...