Born Without Arms or Legs: The Secret Legacy of Thalidomide

August 21, 2014 2:42 PM

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Born Without Arms or Legs: The Secret Legacy of Thalidomide

One of the horrific and still negligently under-reported legacies of the Baby Boom era was the widespread use of thalidomide by pregnant women, which led to countless, yet still vastly undocumented, cases of children born in the United States and abroad with severe deformities, including the lack of limbs, hands, fingers and toes.

We want to call on the media for deeper coverage of the truth about thalidomide and its U.S. victims, along with a meaningful gesture of apology -- and ideally compensation -- from Grunenthal, the company responsible for developing and mass marketing the drug that has had such devastating effects on...

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