'New thalidomide' scandal over 1960s pregnancy test pill: Damning new evidence exposes scale of alleged cover-up of Primodos super-strength hormone tablets, prescribed by GPs
A pregnancy test pill given to more than a million British women in the 1960s and 1970s may have caused severe birth defects and life-threatening abnormalities in thousands of cases, a shocking investigation has revealed.
Damning new evidence exposes the scale of the growing scandal and an alleged cover-up over Primodos super-strength hormone tablets, given to women by GPs.
A review of archived documents found a study by renowned Professor Bill Inman, who was responsible for helping to revise medication safety regulation following the thalidomide scandal.
He concluded that the 1.5 million women given Primodos were five times more likely to have a disabled child than those who didn’t take the drug.
The findings have renewed hope for the affected families, who have so far not been compensated by the drug’s manufacturer - but could now have a 'strong case' to sue the manufacturer for tens of millions.