Sig 163 asks the sig-reader to research the history of Thalidomide, a drug that was commercialized to treat, among other things, morning sickness, in the early 1960s.
Never approved for widespread use in the USA, the drug nonetheless went on to be commercially exploited in Europe and Canada. We got this miracle drug to fight the scourge of morning sickness. And it ended up causing deformities in many children.
I have a personal story about this drug because I was born just before it was commercialized in Canada.
My mother did NOT take this drug while pregnant with me.
But my mother DID take this drug for her second pregnancy, right after I was born, and she ended up having a legless, armless blob die inside her womb.
If that drug had been commmercialized just a year earlier, I wouln't be typing this OP right now.
Many mothers gave birth to babies with deformed arms, lungs, etc. Some of these humans were salvagable and lived long enough to ask for compensation.
Compensation to victims is ongoing.
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