News tagged with thalidomide

Thalidomide class action settled in Australia

A class action over birth defects linked to the morning sickness drug thalidomide was settled in an Australian court Monday, with the British distributor agreeing to pay victims Aus$89 million (US$81 million).

Dec 02, 2013
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Victims: Thalidomide sold in Spain post-withdrawal

(AP)—Spanish victims of thalidomide on Wednesday published documents they claim prove a German drug company kept distributing the notorious drug in Spain six months after it was taken off the market in other countries.

May 08, 2013
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Kyprolis approved for multiple myeloma

(HealthDay) -- Kyprolis (carfilzomib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat certain people with multiple myeloma who have already been given at least two prior therapies.

Jul 20, 2012
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Australian wins millions in Thalidomide lawsuit

(AP) — An Australian woman born without arms and legs after her pregnant mother took the anti-morning sickness drug Thalidomide has reached a multimillion dollar settlement with the medicine's British distributor, her ...

Jul 18, 2012
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Australian woman wins thalidomide hearing: court

A woman born without arms or legs on Monday won the right to have the class action she is leading against the firms behind thalidomide, a sedative blamed for birth defects, proceed in Australia.

Dec 19, 2011
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