In summary, by its actions and inactions, the TGA has stymied the availability of data to the Department of Health and Ageing in relation to the magnitude of the DES problem in Australia
Great disappointment from Down Under! Australian Senate PIP Inquiry rejects DES story’s correlation to PIP breast implant scandal … This is tragic for PIP recipients and all other victims of drug/medical device disasters. Kudos to DES Activist Carol Devine for making a submission about the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s (TGA) mismanagement of the DES drug disaster and how this correlates to the TGA’s current handling of the PIP scandal. It’s so disheartening for DES Activists all over the world … What will it take for the DES story to be heard and its lessons to be learned …?????
DES daughter Andrea Goldstein began a DES group in the 1970s. She compares DES with Thalidomide, a drug used in the 1950s to treat morning sickness in pregnant women and later found to cause severe birth defects.
Their injuries are on the outside. We are injured on the inside,” says Ms. Goldstein. “We might look fine, but we’re not.
And this is probably one of the reasons why there is so much silence around the DES issues … The consequences are not in your face and it’s all very intimate and personal …