Researchers pause to gather information after 11 babies died in similar Dutch trial

A Queensland study on reducing foetal distress during childbirth through the use of Viagra has been paused after the death of 11 babies in a clinical trial in the Netherlands using the same drug.

Mater Research Institute professor Sailesh Kumar said the study at the Mater Mother’s hospital used a much lower dosage of Sildenafil, which is sold as Viagra and dilates blood vessels in the pelvis, compared to the Dutch study.

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