Thalidomide: how men who blighted lives of thousands evaded justice

Documents raise fresh questions about thalidomide criminal trial

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Sir Harold Evans’ paper is about newly exposed files showing how victims were betrayed by political interference in trial – and how the pill has remained on sale .

The dark shadow of thalidomide is still with us. The original catastrophe maimed 20,000 babies and killed 80,000… …Now evidence has been uncovered that the pharmaceutical outrage was compounded by a judicial scandal that has suppurated all these years.

Documents recently unearthed by the UK’s Thalidomide Trust will surely stoke fresh controversy about how and why the criminal trial against the drug’s makers ended without a verdict in December 1970.

And more than half a century since the pill’s threat to an embryo was proven, the company that produced the first disaster has continued to sell the drug in parts of Latin America. ”

Thalidomide – The Fifty Year Fight

After 52 years of injustice this is the Thalidomide survivors’ campaign against the German government and thalidomide manufacturer Grunenthal

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If you’re a member of the public and would like to help please contact both your MP and MEP to let them know you’re fully supportive and ask them to help the Campaign.

After 52 years of injustice this is the Thalidomide survivors’ campaign against the German government and thalidomide manufacturer Grunenthal.

FiftyYearFight.org Overview:

  • Why the Fifty Year Fight?
  • History
  • Timeline
  • Press Release – June 2014 – New Evidence
  • Health Reports Downloads
  • HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED
  • Meet Kevin, a Thalidomide survivor born without arms and legs
  • Meet Liz, Thalidomide survivor born without arms below the elbow

Visit fiftyyearfight.org and support @fiftyyearfight

Grunenthal and Sanofi Pharmaceutical Companies must face their obligations – 38 Degrees Petition

DRUG JUSTICE – PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES SHOULD PAY FOR THEIR MISTAKES

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Campaigning to have Grunenthal and Sanofi face their obligations and to stop hiding behind the protection of European legislation, face their responsibility and their guilt, and pay adequate compensation to the thousands of victims affected by their #drugs.

We are campaigning to have Grunenthal and Sanofi face their obligations and to stop hiding behind the protection of European legislation, face their responsibility and their guilt, and pay adequate compensation to the thousands of victims affected by their drugs.

The drug thalidomide – marketed for pregnant women suffering with morning sickness – was invented and sold by a German pharmaceutical company called Grunenthal between 1957 and 1961. Thalidomide killed most babies in the womb and those who survived are severely injured and disabled. The drug Epilim (Sodium Valproate) was marketed in 1973 as a drug for Epilepsy and to date has affected approx. 20,000 babies in a similar disastrous way.

Grunenthal has never compensated any British thalidomider. We ask that Grunenthal face their responsibility and give financial compensation to thalidomide damaged people in the UK. Grunenthal’s CEO must sit down with the thalidomide representatives and discuss financial compensation not just for the suffering and pain of living with thalidomide but also for the ongoing extra costs of living with the pain caused by thalidomide

Read TO: GRUNENTHAL AND SANOFI – DRUG JUSTICE – PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES SHOULD PAY FOR THEIR MISTAKES, 38degrees.org.uk/petitions/
a Campaign created by Mikey Argy – SIGN THE PETITION.

It took half a Century for the Victims of Birth defect Pregnancy Drug Thalidomide to receive an Apology

2012 – The inventor of Thalidomide, the Grunenthal Group, released a statement saying it “regrets” the consequences of the drug

Read Thalidomide: timeline of a scandalLaunched 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.

Read Thalidomide: timeline of a scandal,
telegraph, 01 Sep 2012.

What about DES, the FDA and Eli Lilly? It is Time for Actions: did you SIGN THE PETITION ?

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