Thalidomide Canada

Thalidomide Victims Offered Lump Sum Payment

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.06.2015 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - The federal government is offering a $125,000 lump-sum payment to each of Canada's thalidomide victims, but the family of one survivor says...

Imagine Getting Through the Day With No Arms. That's My Life Thanks to Thalidomide

Susan Wagner-White | Posted 02.26.2015 | Canada Impact
Susan Wagner-White

In 1962 a doctor in Perth, Ontario gave my mother a sample pack of two tablets of the drug thalidomide. She took one pill for her morning sickness, but that one tiny pill made her feel even worse. That one pill stunted the growth of my arms. There are only 95 of us left out of 125, we are dying prematurely due to thalidomide-related injuries. On December 1, 2014, the Canadian parliament stood and voted unanimously 256-0 to support a motion that was tabled by MP Libby Davies to fully support us. We need to get this compensation now.

Government Misses Deadline To Help Thalidomide Survivors

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.28.2015 | Canada Living

OTTAWA - The federal NDP chastised the Conservative government on Monday for missing a deadline to provide funding to 95 thalidomide victims.The Thali...

Thalidomide Survivors Get Long-Sought Meeting With Health Minister

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.31.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Health Minister Rona Ambrose says the federal government is eager to work with thalidomide victims to ensure they're properly supported.Ambro...

Thalidomide Victims Call Company's Late Apology 'Pathetic'

CBC | Posted 11.01.2012 | Canada Living

The German manufacturer of the anti-morning sickness pill thalidomide — blamed for causing birth defects in thousands of babies — has issued its f...