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thalidomide payout for Australian victims after a 50 year court battle.

http://www.smh.com.au/national/landmark-thalidomide-payout-offers-h...

Many of you will not remember the sad story of at least 10,000 babies born world wide with severe congenital birth defects over 50 years ago..some were born without limbs, heart defects and a short life expectancy. Thalidomide was a drug used for morning sickness and also used as a sedative in pregnant women. It was prescribed by Drs but was also available as an over the counter drug.

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Comment by Noela on December 3, 2013 at 12:00am
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/thalidomide/HQ01507
Despite the reputation of being one of pharmacy's biggest disasters, thalidomide has come to the fore with great promise for treating multiple myeloma, leprosy, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and is being trialled on many auto immune diseases

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