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Thalidomide Apology From German Drug Maker
2012-09-02 07:04:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The German company that developed a drug which resulted in thousands of congenital birth defects in the 1950s and 1960s issued their first ever apology on Friday, but those impacted by the medication's side-effects say that the statement was too long in coming and fell short of making amends for the harm caused. The drug in question, a sedative known as thalidomide that was marketed as a treatment for morning sickness in pregnant...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.