Anti-thalidomide hero Frances Oldham Kelsey dies at 101

Frances Oldham Kelsey, the Canadian doctor who played a central role in preventing the drug thalidomide being distributed in the US, has died at 101.

She refused to approve it while working for the US drug agency in the 1960s.

It was later found that thalidomide - prescribed to pregnant women to ease morning sickness - was causing thousands of babies to be born with missing limbs or organs. Many died.
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