Is this the worst disaster in Clinical Research (Drug)?

In the 1950s, thalidomide cut a wide swath of destruction across the world, leaving behind thousands of deformed infants, but that was only the beginning of the story.

Thalidomide – known as Contergan in Germany – is still being used as a drug. This, even after the medication caused thousands of birth defects six decades ago.

Source:

The Shadow of the Thalidomide Tragedy – NY Times

Thalidomide survivors seek justice in ‘world’s worst pharmaceutical disaster’ | Australian Story

Thalidomide: still with us half a century later | DW Documentary

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