The WONDER DRUG Script, by Caitlin McCarthy

Fingers crossed WONDER DRUG is produced soon !

The influential Black List is promoting WONDER DRUG as a “Featured Script” to the Hollywood industry.

“This script would be perfect for awards season, and with the right casting, it’s easy to see it finding success at the box office.”

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U.S. Senator Scott Brown and DES activists, 2010

Watch @DES_Journal diaporama and DES Info album on Flickr.

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WONDER DRUG screenwriter Caitlin McCarthy; US Senator Scott Brown; and Andrea Goldstein (former President of DES Action USA) at the Senator’s 2010 Christmas Party, taken by event photographer Katie Kaizer at the Senator’s Christmas Party at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel.

On February 22, 2011, US Senator John Kerry and US Senator Scott Brown received a 3-page response from the FDA, per their joint letter about a DES apology. The FDA’s letter did not contain an official apology from the federal government for the DES drug disaster. However, it acknowledged the devastating health consequences of DES, explained FDA initiatives to prevent future drug disasters, and talked about DES as a “tragedy“.

The FDA closed the letter by writing, “We hope that our new tools for identifying, monitoring and mitigating drug risks will prevent other tragedies like those brought out by the widespread use of DES. We are committed to providing the public with timely and accurate drug safety information and we recognize the critical responsibility that the FDA has to protect the safety of the public’s health“.

More information

  • Image source: DES (Diethylstilbestrol) Info DES News on Facebook, 26 July 2012.
  • FDA Response on DES Letter, WONDER DRUG Facebook album, 22 February 2011.
  • The DES (Diethylstilbestrol) Drug Disaster, 40 Years Later: The Tragedy Is Far From Over, desinfo411, April 22, 2011.
  • FDA Acknowledges, But Doesn’t Apologize For, DES Drug Disaster, desinfo411, April 19, 2011.
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From Devastation to Film Development

One Screenwriter’s Journey, by Caitlin McCarthy

From Devastation to Film Development: One Screenwriter's Journey
Caitlin McCarthy

On May 18, 2005, the day after my father’s birthday, I discovered during a colposcopy that I had been exposed to DES (diethylstilbestrol) in utero.

You may be wondering, What is DES? I had the same question. As I started learning more, I didn’t like the answer.

Continue reading: From Devastation to Film Development: One Screenwriter’s Journey

Stage 32 guest blogger is screenwriter Caitlin McCarthy

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Opportunity to tell @CNNOpinion and @jdsutter You want more Media Coverage of the DES Tragedy!

97 issues you care about most
Tell CNN you want more media coverage of the DES tragedy!

Thanks to DES Daughter Caitlin McCarthy suggestion tweet, DES and the transgenerational effects of endocrine disruptors made the list of the “97 issues you care about most” . John D. Sutter, a columnist for CNN Opinion, is now asking people to VOTE on what he will cover as part of the Change the List project.
Grasp this opportunity to tell CNN you want more media coverage of the DES tragedy!

Read 97 issues you care about most and vote!
by John D. Sutter, CNN, June 14, 2013

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DES, one of the biggest Medical Disasters in History

Read @CaitlinMcWriter Interview by @JessAinscough , 2013

DES, one of the biggest Medical Disasters in History
It’s outrageous that more attention has not been paid to this subject by the medical community and the media says Caitlin McCarthy

In her  interview, Caitlin McCarthy shares what she has learnt about this shocking and completely devastating case of medical negligence, and how it affects her life and the lives of many just like her. Caitlin anwers:

  1. What is DES?
  2. Why is DES described as one of the biggest medical disasters in history?
  3. How is it that something like this – that so tragically affected millions of people – was allowed to happen? And why was it allowed to go on for so long?
  4. What is her connection to DES and how does being a DES daughter affect her body, health and life today?
  5. Is it possible that another medical disaster similar to this one could happen today? Are we any more protected?
  6. What about her film, Wonder Drug …
  7. Why she does what she does and why is it so important for her to spread this message?

Read DES, one of the biggest Medical Disasters in History
by Jess Ainscough, August 27, 2012 – More about Caitlin McCarthy

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Maybe DES will finally get its Day

DES manufacturers need to accept responsibility say Caitlin McCarthy

Read Maybe DES Will Finally Get its Day by Caitlin McCarthyDES Activist and DES Daughter Caitlin McCarthy says:

” … It’s embarrassing for Lilly to say DES doesn’t cause breast cancer; that it’s all genetic… … It’s arrogant and insulting to people’s intelligence. We’re not going away. They can’t shut us up, so they’re going to have to deal with us. They will have to admit the truth. They need to accept responsibility. It’s not about the money for us, it’s about justice and recognition that those of us who have been affected by DES are hurt in a way people not affected by it don’t understand.  ”

Read her post Maybe DES Will Finally Get its Day
It’s Time for Actions: did you SIGN THE PETITION ?

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WONDER DRUG almost makes it! See @WONDERDRUGMOVIE Pin on Pinterest

The film in development, WONDER DRUG was so very close to winning public votes in a survey by Indiewire. The winning margin was only 3% …

As Carole Devine said: “Thank you to everyone who voted. We are all supportive of screen writer and DES daughter, Caitlin McCarthy in her quest for Wonder DRUG to make it to the big screen.”

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Will @LillyPad pull a @LanceArmstrong : call @Oprah , admit to the Lies about DES? #KeepLillyHonest

Read Maybe DES Will Finally Get its Day by Caitlin McCarthyDES Activist and DES Daughter Caitlin McCarthy says:
Lilly should just admit that DES has been shown to cause breast cancer and honor its promise to settle lawsuits. They’ve been saying this for more than a year now, and they haven’t done it. This is just going to get more embarrassing if they don’t. Lilly’s CEO needs to pull a Lance Armstrong, call Oprah Winfrey, and admit to the lies about DES
Read her post Maybe DES Will Finally Get its Day
It’s Time for Actions: did you SIGN THE PETITION ?

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WONDER DRUG the (Movie) Script

Scientific Drama currently in Development, inspired by DES

WONDER DRUG scientific advisor P. Harry Jellinck, WONDER DRUG screenwriter Caitlin McCarthy, WONDER DRUG producer Alysia Reiner, and actor Steve Guttenberg at the 15th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival.

A scientific drama, currently in development.  is the winner and nominee in over 20 international film festival screenplay competitions and labs (including the prestigious Hamptons Screenwriters Lab as an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation script).
Set in Boston, Massachusetts, WONDER DRUG is inspired by the true story of the drug DES…  WONDER DRUG WebsiteTwitterFacebook .

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Eli Lilly lawsuit – When the Melnick sisters’ trial began – The McCarthy family interview

Watch DES Activist and DES Daughter Caitlin McCarthy with her DES mother discuss the Melnick sisters‘ trial after the opening statements on January 09, 2013