MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
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26.1.2015
PE547.513v01-00
 
B8-0090/2015

pursuant to Rule 133 of the Rules of Procedure


on incorporating the principle of fair compensation into EU law on medicinal products - justice for the victims of Thalidomide


Mara Bizzotto

Motion for a European Parliament resolution on incorporating the principle of fair compensation into EU law on medicinal products - justice for the victims of Thalidomide  
B8‑0090/2015

The European Parliament,

–       having regard to Rules 133 of its Rules of Procedure,

A.  whereas in 1957 the German pharmaceuticals firm Chemie Grünenthal introduced Thalidomide, an anti-nausea drug which was taken primarily by pregnant women and which was responsible for at least 20 000 babies being born with serious deformities;

 

B. whereas some of the persons with deformities caused by the drug have still not received any compensation even though they require constant medical care;

 

1.  Calls on the Commission to open talks with the Member States with a view to incorporating into EU law on medicinal products the principle of fair compensation for victims of tragedies such as the Thalidomide scandal, who are forced to live with the consequences for the rest of their lives.

 

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