Fibromyalgia drug linked to increase in birth defects

A drug which is commonly prescribed for pain in fibromyalgia has been linked to major birth defects.

The new study says women who take pregabalin (Lyrica) in the first trimester of pregnancy are three times more likely to have a baby with malformations than those not on the medication.

Heart defects and structural problems with the central nervous system (CNS) or other organs are the most common