In this episode of our History of UK drug use: The 1950s and 1960s series we cover the thalidomide disaster which resulted in 10,000-15,000 babies to be born with malformed or missing limbs. This is done in the context of the lax rules around pharmaceutical marketing, which we covered last episode, and the relationship between the medical profession and the pharmaceutical industry.

A transcript which includes more information is available here

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