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23 February 2015

German thalidomide survivors continue fight for compensation

Author: Kate Connolly & Philip Oltermann, Guardian (UK)

...Born without arms in January 1961, Seifert is a thalidomide survivor. Her mother was prescribed the drug, which was first marketed in the late 50s in West Germany under the name Contergan, to counteract the effects of morning sickness, with...

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11 December 2012

[PDF] Issue 3: Quarterly Bulletin on Business & Children - Dec 2012

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The purpose of this e-bulletin is to help keep everyone working in this field informed about recent key developments and forthcoming initiatives. [includes contributions by UN Committee on the Rights of the Child; UNICEF; UN Global Compact; Save the...

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19 December 2011

Thalidomide class action lawsuit to be heard in Australia

Author: Associated Press

Members of an Australian class action lawsuit who blame a German pharmaceutical company's anti-morning sickness drug, thalidomide, for causing birth defects have won the right to have their case heard in their own country. The German drugmaker...

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30 October 2011

Pharmaceutical groups sued over thalidomide

Author: Andrew Jack, Financial Times

GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi are being sued alongside Grünenthal by Americans born half a century ago with birth defects they allege were caused by the drug thalidomide, in a fresh twist that draws new pharmaceutical groups to the long search for...

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31 December 2004

[PDF] Business and Economic Development: Pharmaceutical Sector Report

Author: AccountAbility & Business for Social Responsibility

[refers to Merck, Novo Nordisk, Aspen Pharmacare, Grunenthal, Novartis, Citadel Aurobindo Biotech & Citadel Fine Pharmaceuticals (both part of Aurobindo Pharmaceuticals), Abbott Laboratories, Bristol Myers-Squibb, Pfizer, Schering-Plough, Eli Lilly...

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