1962 July Distaval removed from sale in Australia
1970 The trial against Chemie Grunenthal is brought to a premature end by the German government stating that the trial was ‘not in the public interest’.
1972 A Sunday Times-led campaign is launched in the UK to secure a substantial level of compensation for Thalidomide-affected children in the UK.
1973-78 46 Australian & New Zealand Thalidomide Survivors receive compensation payment from Distillers Company (Biochemicals) Ltd (‘Distillers’)
2010 Diageo PLC agree to ex-gratia payment for 45 Australian and New Zealand Thalidomide Survivors
2012 The Health Departments in all four nations of the UK agree to pay the Health Grant for a ten year period until 2022.
2014 Diageo pays a one off payment to a further 104 Australian and New Zealand claimants
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