Calls for Primodos public enquiry

A mum and MP from Bolton are demanding a public enquiry into pregnancy drug Primodos.

North West women call for public inquiry into pregnancy drug Primodos which they claim caused birth defects

There are calls for a public inquiry into a pregnancy drug which its claimed caused thousands of babies to suffer birth defects.

Primodos was a hormone pill prescribed to women in the 1960s and 70s to show if they were pregnant.

The makers deny it caused abnormalities.

But today alleged victims from the North West handed a petition into Downing Street calling for further investigation.

Daniel Hewitt spoke to one woman from Bolton.

Pregnancy drug 'ruined my life'

A mum from Bolton is in London to hand a petition to Downing Street calling for a public inquiry into pregnancy drug Primodos.

Nichola Williams from Little Lever was born with life-threatening health issues. She claims they were caused by the drug which was prescribed to her mother in the 1970's. Today Nichola and Bolton South East MP, Yasmin Qureshi, will hand over a petition containing more than 400 signatures.

The drug maker denies any responsibly.

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MP takes fight against pregnancy drug to parliament

Yasmin Qureshi

An MP from Bolton will lead the fight for a public inquiry into a pregnancy drug that hundreds of people say ruined their lives.

Bolton South East MP Yasmin Qureshi formed an all-party parliamentary group to “bring justice” for victims, today she will hand in a petition to Downing Street.

The hormone drug Primodos was given to women in the UK by GPs in the 1960s and 1970s as a pregnancy test. But campaigners claim it caused deformities and long-term health problems something the drug maker has always denied.

Ms Qureshi will present the petition on the floor of the commons before handing it to number 10 with a number of alleged victims.