This 2002 news program looks at the history of thalidomide, a drug that caused birth defects in the 1950s and 1960s. "Around 10,000 babies were born with disabilities as a result of their mothers taking the thalidomide drug." Discusses the use of thalidomide as a treatment for morning sickness, and research into its possible uses in the treatment of leprosy and cancer. Includes related links. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).