The manufacturer of thalidomide says it will continue to defend a class action against it, despite a Melbourne woman reaching a multi-million dollar settlement with the drug's distributor. UK company Diageo, which distributed thalidomide, has settled a court action with Lynette Rowe, who was born without arms and legs. Lawyers for Ms Rowe, whose mother took thalidomide during her pregnancy, say Wednesday's settlement will provide the 50-year-old with care for the rest of her life.
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