The fight goes on
Despite health minister Mary Harney’s views to the contrary, the state’s 32 Thalidomide survivors deserve a proper compensation package from the country that failed them in their youth
As they approach their 50th birthdays, the Irish survivors of one of the world’s worst pharmaceutical catastrophes - Thalidomide - are still fighting for full compensation, legal recognition and full access to the official files on them.
The 32 survivors of the anti-nausea drug that left their bodies damaged and their lives permanently scarred are facing into a difficult campaign for full recognition of their disability and an official apology.
They still do not...
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