Body to advise on drug imports lauded

Thalidomide was marketed as Distaval in Australia Photo; Museums Victoria/Marita Dyson
Appointment of expert committee to assess drugs a “step in the right direction” after thalidomide tragedy, says 1963 AJP It’s July 1963 and the world is still reeling from the repercussions of the widespread use of the drug thalidomide by pregnant women to alleviate morning sickness, resulting in thousands of major birth deformities and foetal

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