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Feb 6th SSHM Dr Lara Marks spoke to BBC Radio 4 about Carl Djerassi

On February 6th Dr Lara Marks spoke to BBC Radio 4 about Carl Djerassi, the inventor of the contraceptive pill. You can listen to the interview here. Lara Marks is a trained historian of medicine, who has a long history … Continue reading

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FDA Approves Lemtrada for MS: Dr Lara Marks recounts the story of the drug in “The life story of a Biotechnology drug: Alemtuzumab”

On November 14 2014 the FDA announced the approval of Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) as a treatment for patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) who have previously failed two other drugs. This decision marked the culmination of a long and … Continue reading

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