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FDA Scientist Who Rejected Thalidomide Dies; Sparked 1962 Law

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The former FDA scientist who refused to approve thalidomide as a sedative in 1960 – an outcome that likely prevented US babies from being born with the same types of birth defects later linked to the drug in children in Europe, Africa, Canada and other parts of the world – has died.

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