Launched as a drug for treating morning sickness, Thalidomide unexpectedly gave rise to severe abnormalities in children It has taken half a century for the victims of birth defect pregnancy drug Thalidomide to receive an apology from its German inventors.
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3 thoughts on “It took half a Century for the Victims of Birth defect Pregnancy Drug Thalidomide to receive an Apology”
Reblogged this on charlieslang.
My dad took Thalidomide for Multiple Myeloma and I was stunned when he brought it home. Knowing the destructive history of the drug, I didn’t even want to be around it. The article says it often gave patients 18 months longer – I didn’t find that to be true. I think it’s an awful drug and should not be used.
As for that “apology” — disgusting!!