The ongoing story of Thalidomide
We are told, time and time again, that Thalidomide-the drug that caused birth defects in children-is a story is ‘over’, ‘finished’, ‘complete’, ‘done with’.
This is not the case.
There are ongoing legal cases dealing with compensation claims, such as in Ireland. Projects are also ongoing to preserve the historic legacy of the drug. Negotiations are also taking place with the German Federal Government, as detailed by The Times earlier this year. There are also recent revelations, as detailed in The Guardian and other publications, concerning the criminal trial in Germany, 1968-1970.
The Thalidomide Catastrophe was also published earlier this year; a landmark history of the drug and the disaster, it details why the search for justice continues after more than six decades.
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With SIR HAROLD EVANS, MIKEY ARGY MBE, GUY TWEEDY and NICK DOBRIK, other journalists from The Sunday Times, and more.