Thalidomide apology 50 years later
The head of the German company which manufactured Thalidomide in the 1960s has apologized for the damage it caused to thousands of children around the world.
The CEO of Grünenthal said in a speech on Friday that the company deeply regretted its silence towards the victims over the years.
About 10,000 children were born with severe disabilities, many missing limbs or parts of them, and others died soon after birth because their mothers were prescribed the drug against morning sickness.
There were 186 cases in Sweden. The drug was marketed here under the name Neurosedyn and was manufactured by the Swedish pharmaceutical company Astra, which later became AstraZeneca