Primodos was a hormone pregnancy test prescribed to women in the 1950’s-1970’s. It was two tablets which contained 40 contraceptive pills, given to women to diagnose pregnancy.
Thousands of women and unborn children were exposed to a risk which resulted in miscarriages, stillbirths and babies born with disabilities.
The duty of the regulator was to protect women; they chose to protect the manufacturer instead. This should not have happened. The system failed. A great deal of anguish, suffering and ruined lives could have been avoided.
This cause is very close to my heart and has affected those close to me.
The families affected have been fighting for justice for over 50 years, against Bayer and the Government for their years of negligence. We are currently in a legal battle in hopes for justice, accountability and changes in the regulatory system.
I’m participating in this half marathon to raise awareness and raise some money to help contribute to their fight.