Distaval Thalidomide drugs
Great news: more than one hundred Australians and New Zealanders living with severe physical deformities because of thalidomide will share in an $89 million settlement after a class action ended in Melbourne.
The British multinational owner of the company that distributed the drug in Australia, agreed to the settlement.
Read Thalidomide victims to share massive settlement after successful class action, The Sydney Morning Herald, 2 Dec 2013
Our posts tagged DES – Prescription Drugs – Thalidomide
Posted by Dominique “DES Daughter” Le Metayer on 02/12/2013
DES Action NSW is asking pharmacists to display the historic DES posters
In a joint project with students from Macquarie University, DES Action NSW is asking pharmacists to display the historic DES posters at their scripts-in counters to prompt people to find out about problems associated with exposure to diethylstilboestrol (DES).
So far 75 Sydney pharmacies have agreed to take part in the project but according to DES Action NSW co-ordinator Carol Devine the participation needs to be more widespread.
Read A ’50s ad carries a powerful message
by Emma Swain, May 15, 2013
Posted by Dominique “DES Daughter” Le Metayer on 18/05/2013
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DES Action Australia-NSW is a support and advocacy group for those who know or suspect exposure to the anti-miscarriage drug DES diethylstilboestrol
Website: DES Action Australia-NSW
Posted by Dominique “DES Daughter” Le Metayer on 09/12/2012
A few weeks ago DES Action Australia NSW in Sydney had a notice published in the RSVP section of the Sydney Morning Herald, inviting people affected by DES (diethylstibestrol) to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the DES cancer finding. For this occasion Carole Devine, DES Action Australia NSW founder, is inviting the group members and associates, their friends and families to meet up for a DES picnic community event.
DES ACTION AUSTRALIA BIG PICNIC
Where: Lilies on the Park (cafe), Bicentennial Park,
adjacent to Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush
When: Saturday November 26th – 11.30 am
Directions: Follow signs to Sydney Olympic Park.
On Australia Ave take first turn on right into Bicentennial Ave.
(Lattice clock tower at park entry).
Event attendees will then move on to a nearby picnic area.
If you’ve been affected by the DES drug and are anywhere near Sydney Olympic Park on Saturday 26th November, join your local DES community and bring along a picnic or buy food at Lilies Cafe. Just come along and look out for DES Action Australia identifying marker – yellow balloons!
Tea, coffee, juice will be provided and there will be an opportunity to hire bicycles at the park for AU$ 15 per hour.
For more information about the 40th Anniversary of the DES cancer finding watch this video featuring US researcher Dr Arthur Herbst.
To get an idea of interest and to help with catering, DES Action Australia NSW is asking participants to RSVP as soon as possible by emailing email@example.com or phoning 02 98754820. For more information about the great work they are doing, please visit DES Action Australia NSW blog.
HAPPY DES PICNIC EVERYONE!
Posted by Dominique “DES Daughter” Le Metayer on 22/11/2011
DES, Guilt, Fear, and other Emotions
Review of the emotions including anger, anxiety, fear, frustration and guilt felt by most diethylstilbestrol DES victims.
DES Activist outside USA
Carol Devine, Founder and Coordinator of DES Action Australia-NSW, highlights the difficulties for a DES activist to access information outside USA.
DES and Breast Cancer Risks
Are DES daughters at higher risk of Breast Cancer? What is the NHS approach in UK and what are the prevention measures?
Wanted: DES Aware Doctors
Please contact your local DES Action Group if you know a sensitive, aware doctor that you would recommend to DES victims.
DES (Diethylstilbestrol) Symposium May 2011
Find Location, Time, Speakers & Programme of May 2011 DES Symposium held in Boston U.S.A.
Posted by Dominique “DES Daughter” Le Metayer on 25/09/2011