August 31, 2012
A three-year-old girl, born without arms to a mother who took the drug thalidomide, uses power-driven artificial arms in 1965. Pharmaceutical company Gruenenthal, German manufacturer of anti-morning sickness drug thalidomide, has for the first time apologized to people who were born with congenital birth defects as a result of its use.
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Caused thousands of babies to be born with arm and leg defects
The German manufacturer of a notorious drug that caused thousands of babies to be born with shortened arms and legs, or no limbs at all, issued its first ever apology Friday — 50 years after pulling the drug off the market.