Thalidomide babies

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    Thalidomide was never approved for use in pregnant women in the United States. (Then where are the apologies from the doctors who prescribed it???)
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    German drug firm makes 1st apology for thalidomide
    Aug 31,`12 -- The German manufacturer of a notorious drug that caused thousands of babies to be born with shortened arms and legs, or no limbs at all, issued its first ever apology Friday - 50 years after pulling the drug off the market.
     
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    Very few victims to bring suit?
     
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    Apology deemed pathetic...
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    Thalidomide victims reject 'insulting' apology
    31 Aug.`12 - Thalidomide survivors on Saturday rebuffed an apology by the German company that manufactured the drug, saying it was an "insulting" response to the thousands born disabled as a result of its use.
     
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    it is the reason many women like me....of this age....simply refused to take anything while preggers

    too little way too late
     
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    I was lucky my Mom didn't have it given to her.
     
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    Correct. Because the FDA prevented it.

    So when people claim the federal government doesn't do anything right....,
     
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    Glimmer of hope...
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    Spain's forgotten Thalidomide victims see glimmer of hope
    Fri, 23 Dec 2016 - Thalidomide was withdrawn from sale in most countries in 1961 but was still used in the 1980s in Spain.
     

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