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Thalidomide maker apologises

The German company that made anti-morning sickness drug thalidomide has apologised to the thousands of children born without limbs as a result of its use. Harald Stock, chief executive of pharmaceutical company Gruenenthal, said it was "very sorry".

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Thalidomide victims reject apology

A British charity has rejected an apology from the German company which invented the birth defect drug Thalidomide.

Protest outside the German Embassy in London in 2008 Credit: ITV News

The Grunenthal Group, apologising for the first time in 50 years, said it "regrets" the consequences of the drug which was used to combat morning sickness. But Thalidomide UK Agency said the company should "put their money where their mouth is" rather than just say sorry.

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