Thalidomide: 50 Years On [Radio Wales]

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20080629

Rosie Moriarty-Simmonds visits people living in Wales whose lives, like hers, were changed forever by the infamous drug Thalidomide, which was given to pregnant women but caused severe birth defects in their children.

20080701

Rosie Moriarty-Simmonds visits people living in Wales whose lives, like hers, were changed forever by the infamous drug Thalidomide, which was given to pregnant women but caused severe birth defects in their children.

20080706

Rosie Moriarty-Simmonds, herself Thalidomide imparied, looks at the history of the notorious drug, the battle for compensation, and how it will be used now that it has once again been licensed for use by the medical profession. She seeks reassurances that, half a century after it caused thousands of children to be born with birth defects, such a tragedy will not happen again.

20080708

Rosie Moriarty-Simmonds, herself Thalidomide imparied, looks at the history of the notorious drug, the battle for compensation, and how it will be used now that it has once again been licensed for use by the medical profession. She seeks reassurances that, half a century after it caused thousands of children to be born with birth defects, such a tragedy will not happen again.