Thalidomide apology insulting, campaigners say
1 September 2012 Last updated at 22:10 BST
The company which invented thalidomide has "insulted" those affected by the drug by issuing an "insincere" apology, campaigners have said.
The drug, sold in the 1950s as a cure for morning sickness, was linked to birth defects and withdrawn in 1961.
German-based Gruenenthal has issued its first apology in 50 years, but said the drug's possible side-effects "could not be detected" before it was marketed.
Ben Ando reports.