一粒不起眼儿的小小的白色药片儿, 竟是导致出生婴儿胳膊和腿残缺不全的凶手. 这个凶手就是德国著名制药公司Gruenenthal生产的Contergan. 仅仅从1957年开始在市场上销售至1961年, 短短的4年间全世界大约10.000名残疾婴儿出生,除了英国, 澳大利亚, 日本等, 德国也有近5000多个这样的残疾婴儿.
Contergan被作为孕妇早期怀孕其间推荐药品, 用于镇定, 抑制晨吐以及催眠等. 甚至有些饮料公司加入Contergan成分制成饮料提供给孕妇. 孕妇就是吃了Contergan,曾被医院和医生推荐的这种药后, 无数个家庭承受着巨大的压力, 这种压力来自家庭自身和外界. 残疾婴儿们从上幼儿园到上小学,中学以及长大成人, 经受着正常人难以想象的精神和生活压力和种种歧视: 异样的眼光, 说三道四的议论, 因为他们与正常人不一样!
为了堵住所有受害人的嘴, 制药公司Gruenenthal承诺给每个受害人精神损失赔偿. 至此, 长达7年的Contergan诉讼案终于在1968年告一段落. 然而十年来, Gruenenthal没付过一分钱, 这些Contergan受害者们却从德国政府获得每月545欧元的生活补贴.
金钱可以暂时弥补这些残疾人因无法正常生活的补偿, 但它却改变不了残疾这个事实, 更不能使这些残疾人恢复健康. Contergan给人们带来的不仅仅是身体上的伤害, 它造成了三代人, 甚至几代人的精神伤害. 难以想象, 直到今天Gruenenthal 也没公开向所有Contergan受害者道歉, 说一声对不起!
但愿所有的医药卫生部门把好医药质量关, 医药公司以及制药厂, 医院, 医生们遵守医德. 但愿象Contergan这样的药品再也不会出现!
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Just a small white pill, and it is the murderer of malformed babies who were born without arms or legs. This murderer is the Contergan which was produced by the German well-known pharmaceutical company Gruenenthal. Since the Contergan was sold on the market in 1957, only 4 years there were 10.000 disabled babies came to the world. Besides the UK, Australia and Japan, about 5000 disabled babies were born in Germany.
Contergan was recommended to pregnant women in the early pregnance to against morning sickness, sedative and also used as sleeping pills. Some companies added the Contergan to make soft drinks for pregnant. Many pregnant women took this pills that was recommended by hospitals and doctors, disabled babies were born, and a large number of families stand enormous pressure. Not only comes the pressure from inside the family, but also outside, such These psychological pressure and stress has been going with them from childhood: curious eyes and gossips, because they are different from others!
In order to let the them shut their mouth up, Gruenenthal promised to give each victim compensation. Since then, the Contergan Scandal finally ended after 7-year-long precess in 1968. However, Gruenenthal has not paid even one cent for recent 10 years. These poor Contergan victims receive only 545 Euros monthly from the German government.
Money can be compensation for disabled who have no ability to live alone, but only temporarily. It can not change the fact of deformity, it can not let these disabled people get their arms or legs back. Contergan brings them not only the harm of their health, it hurts 3 generations, even more generations. Hardly to believe taht until today, Gruenenthal has never appologized for all Contergan vitims in public, never said “sorry”.
If only all appropriate health authorities can guarantee the quality of medicines, pharmaceutical companies and manufactures, hospitals and doctors can abide by the medical ethics. If only such medicines like Contergan would not be appear again!