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Thalidomide manufacturer apologises
2012-09-01 11:22:45 | (0 Comments)
The manufacturer of thalidomide has apologised to the thousands of people born with disabilities as a result of their mothers taking the drug.
The drug was sold as a cure for morning sickness in the 1950s and 1960s.
The apology was issued as the company unveiled a bronze statue symbolising a child born without limbs because of thalidomide.
By the time the drug was pulled from the market in 1961, more than 10,000 babies worldwide had been born with a range of disabilities caused by the drug.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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