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BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 31 December 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8683

England’s thalidomide survivors receive grant: The Thalidomide Trust has been given £80m (€97m; $129m) over 10 years by the government to help England’s 325 surviving “thalidomiders.” The grant, which has been piloted for the past three years, had previously been used to help thalidomiders alter their houses or to improve health and living standards in other areas of life.

Dutch MPs tackle teenage drinking: Children under 16 years in the Netherlands who are found with alcohol in public face fines of …

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