Tuesday, June 30
Thalidomide was an over-the-counter ‘wonder drug’, marketed to pregnant women in the 1950s and 1960s to treat morning sickness and anxiety. It’s estimated that as many as 10,000 babies worldwide may have been born with deformities because their mothers had taken the drug. Michael Magazanik has written Silent Shock, a book that unpacks the incredible story of one struggle against the drug companies who sought to evade responsibility. 6:15pm. The Wheeler, 176 Little Lonsdale St, City. This is a free event. Bookings are recommended.