Thalidomide victims reject 'insulting' apology
Thalidomide survivors on Saturday rebuffed an apology by the German company that manufactured the drug, saying it was an "insulting" response to the thousands born disabled as a result of its use.
In its first apology for the scandal in 50 years, Grunenthal said on Friday it was "very sorry" for its silence towards victims of the drug, which was sold to pregnant women in the 1950s and early 1960s to cure morning sickness.
But victims said the apology was too little, too late for the estimated 10,000 children worldwide who were born with defects -- including missing limbs -- after their mothers took thalidomide. - Yahoo! News