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Thalidomide: a debt of honour

Thalidomide: a debt of honour

Half a century after one of the world's worst medical disasters, hundreds of victims of the thalidomide scandal have reportedly now been given an apology from the government – and they are also being given £20m compensation …

In January 2010, Minister of Health Mike O'Brien announced a major new funding scheme that will help survivors cope with the changing needs of age. In a public statement made in the House of Commons, Mr O'Brien said:

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