Thursday, 29 July 2010


Thalidomide was the drug that horrified the world - as you might understand, younger Networkers, from the picture above.  The Australian medico, William McBride,noted the link between thalidomide and birth defects.  Due to his work, pregnant women receive much less prescribed medication in pregnancy than once was the case.

To-day comes this good news story of more compensation for ageing Thalidomide victims.  Ken Youdale and Peter Gordon are brilliant.  And it is pleasing to write about a care-full corporate, Diageo, who had no legal obligation to pay compensation.

Related reading:
Thalidomide Kid

Beyond Thalidomide: Birth Defects Explained
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