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The Resource Silent shock : the men behind the thalidomide scandal and an Australian family's long road to justice, by Michael Magazanik

Silent shock : the men behind the thalidomide scandal and an Australian family's long road to justice, by Michael Magazanik

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Silent shock : the men behind the thalidomide scandal and an Australian family's long road to justice
Title
Silent shock
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the men behind the thalidomide scandal and an Australian family's long road to justice
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by Michael Magazanik
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Language
eng
Summary
Lyn Rowe was born in Melbourne in 1962, seven months after her mother Wendy was given a new 'wonder drug' for morning sickness called thalidomide. For fifty years the Rowe family cared for Lyn. Decades of exhausting, round-the-clock work. But then in 2011 Lyn Rowe launched a legal claim against the thalidomide companies. Against the odds, she won a multimillion-dollar settlement. Former journalist Michael Magazanik is one of the lawyers who ran Lyn's case. In Silent Shock he exposes a fifty-year cover up concerning history's most notorious drug, and details not only the damning case against manufacturers Grunenthal - whose ruthless promotion of their lucrative drug in the face of mounting evidence beggars belief - but also the moving story of the Rowe family. This is an epic account of corporate villainy against a backdrop of heroic personal struggle and sacrifice
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Magazanik, Michael
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Magazanik, Michael
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  • Rowe, Lyn
  • Rowe, Lyn
  • Fetus
  • Children with disabilities
  • Thalidomide
  • Drugs
  • Products liability
  • Pharmaceutical ethics
Target audience
adult
Label
Silent shock : the men behind the thalidomide scandal and an Australian family's long road to justice, by Michael Magazanik
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Publication
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Scheduled to be published May 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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  • still image
  • text
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  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000054013393
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9781922182098
Lccn
2014481811
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) i9781922182098
  • (Sirsi) i9781922182098
Label
Silent shock : the men behind the thalidomide scandal and an Australian family's long road to justice, by Michael Magazanik
Publication
Note
Scheduled to be published May 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000054013393
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9781922182098
Lccn
2014481811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781922182098
  • (Sirsi) i9781922182098

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