Irish 'silent thalidomide' victims weigh up legal action after US success

A group of Irish women is considering launching a legal action against the makers of a drug that has been described as the 'silent thalidomide'.

26th May, 2012

A group of Irish women is considering launching a legal action against the makers of a drug that has been described as the 'silent thalidomide'.

DES, a synthetic oestrogen, was prescribed to millions of women worldwide in the 1950s, '60s and '70s to prevent miscarriages and birth complications. However, new research from the American National Cancer Institute has revealed that women whose mothers took the drug are twice as likely to develop breast cancer....

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