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Devastating effect on our children AFTER Bayer/Schering DISCRETELY withdrew Primodos in January, 1970 WITHOUT warning doctors. Complicit in this DISCRETE withdrawal was Dr. William Inman, Chief Medical Officer of the Committee on Safety of Medicines.

1971: the words "Monster child" were written on my medical notes. My baby was born alive. I was not allowed to see her. I was drugged. My baby was taken away. I never saw her again. WHY?

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1971: Anencephaly. Stillborn 2 weeks early. No funeral allowed. Not officially allowed to name her. My daughter was put in a coffin with a stranger. Searched for 18 years to find where her remains had been left. WHY?

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1973: I was 16. Just married and excited about my first baby. Just before my baby was born the doctor said my baby did not have a properly formed head. She had no skull and no brain and would die at birth. I was then heavily sedated and my waters broken. I tried to wake up when my baby was born and begged to see her. They refused as her birth defects were too distressing to see. WHY?

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1975: Aorta valve not working. My baby operated on immediately after birth. Operated again at 2yrs. 7 months. Died shortly afterwards. WHY?

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1976: My daughter was born and the doctors told me the top of her head and top of her brain was missing. She was stillborn 3 weeks before full term. WHY?

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Spina bifida. Hydrocephalus. Talipes. A very pretty baby. She died in front of my eyes when she was 4 months old. WHY?

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My baby only had 3/4 of her heart developed. Deformed hand. Would be blind and deaf. She was beautiful with lots of dark brown hair. She died after 13 days. WHY?

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My beautiful baby boy. Severely Mentally handicapped. Curvature of the spine causing compression on the lungs. Doubly incontinent. Could not fully open fingers or straighten his feet. Unable to walk or talk. Much loved and cared for until he died at just 37 year of age. WHY?

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Some of the worst abnormalities seen by the Professor and his team. Hydrocephalus. Spina Bifida. Massive fluid in the brain prevented normal delivery. Did not survive the birth. WHY?

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Hydrocephalus. No ligaments in her feet to hold the bones together. Incontinent. Seizures. Spinal surgery at 16. In a Wheelchair. 44 years old. I am 73. Who will look after her. WHY?

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Radius missing in both forearms, so hands sat sideways to her arms. Extra finger attached to her thumb. One hip socket very shallow. Many operations between age 1 and 7. Uterus malformed and cervix not joined to the vagina Hip now completely dislocated and arthritic. WHY?

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My Son lived for only one painful month. His arm was deformed and his hand was on the side of his arm. Duodenal atresia surgery at one day old. Heart defect. Annular pancreas. Missing kidney. Cardiac catheterisation 4 times, each time painfully resuscitated. Multiple skeletal abnormalities. WHY?

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My lovely baby. Massive internal malformations. Oesophagus totally blocked. Kidneys malformed. Penis blocked by a membrane leading to oedema and several fits. Lived for only 3 heartbreaking weeks. WHY?

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There is a Rare bone tumour in her arm, still growing. Extremely rare brain tumour. Sideways facing kneecaps. Horizontal veins in her arm. An extra rib. Costochondritis. Constant pain. WHY?

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Irish Daily Mail Article: 27th March 2017

Marie Lyon addressing delegates at The Contested History of Hormone Pregnancy Tests conference (27th January 2017). Find more videos from the conference here

Primodos: The Secret Drug Scandal - Sky News Documentary aired 27th March 2017

Marie Lyon's appearance on Sky News talking about Primodos

Primodos: Southampton woman's fight for justice over brother's disabilities

Daily Echo: 1st April 2017

A SOUTHAMPTON woman is campaigning for justice after her brother was born with severe disabilities, nearly 50 years ago. Charlotte Fensome, 38, grew up with an older brother who is unable to walk, talk, or feed himself. Steven, 49, has so many epileptic seizures a day that respite carers are unable to look after him. Now a film suggesting his disabilities were caused by the drug Primodos has been shown in Parliament, in an effort by campaigners to highlight his devastating story read more...

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Woman speaks out about hormone-based pregnancy testing pill

New Zealand Herald: 31st March 2017

A woman whose son was born with birth defects after taking a hormone-based pregnancy test is demanding answers. Robyn Hughes, 63, is the first New Zealand woman to publicly share her story after new evidence from Britain this month, which showed women who took the hormone-based pill Primodos had a higher chance of having children with severe deformities or other serious health problems read more...

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Pregnancy test linked to birth defects

News Hub (New Zealand): 20th March 2017

A pregnancy drug used by thousands of mothers in the 1960s and '70s greatly increased the chances of birth defects, a new investigation has revealed. Primodos worked by inducing menstruation in women who weren't pregnant. If a woman was only recently impregnated, it worked similar to a morning-after pill to end the pregnancy. If no menstruation occurred after taking the pill, it was a sign the woman was pregnant read more...

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New evidence in claims against pregnancy-test drugs linked to birth defects that affected hundreds of families

The Telegraph: 18th March 2017

Explosive new evidence has emerged over claims that thousands of children suffered birth defects after their mothers took a controversial pregnancy-testing drug. Hundreds of families have for years been battling for compensation over claims the hormone-based drug Primodos led to their children suffering severe deformities and serious health problems read more...



My contact details are:- Marie Lyon/Chair of the Association For Children Damaged by Hormone Pregnancy Tests. Telephone No. 01942 224720 Mobile 07981 913 393.