Aussie women used as guinea-pigs for Thalidomide

Pregnant Australian women were used in world-first trials of the notorious morning sickness pill thalidomide before it was tested on animals, it’s been reported. Documents from thalidomide distributor Distillers Company (Biochemicals) show Australian women were used in trials of its drug Distaval in 1960. Trials took place on pregnant women at Sydney’s Crown Street Women’s … [Read the full story]