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Thalomid® - The trade name for thalidomide, Thalomid® was originally developed during the 1950s as a treatment for insomnia and morning sickness (it was later discovered that the drug caused severe birth defects). Thalomid® is now a drug used in multiple myeloma treatment, particularly in newly-diagnosed patients. Thalomid® belongs to the family of drugs called angiogenesis inhibitors. Although the exact ways in which Thalomid® works remain unclear, it has been shown to inhibit the formation of blood vessels, and thereby stop the growth and survival of myeloma cancer cells in the body.
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