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Thalidomide apology 'insulting'

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Thalidomide survivors on Saturday rebuffed an apology by the German company that manufactured the drug, saying it was an "insulting" response to the thousands born disabled as a result of its use. 

Lynette Rowe, shown here leaving the Supreme Court in Melbourne in July, was born without arms and legs after her mother took thalidomide during pregnancy.

But victims said the apology was too little, too late for the estimated 10,000 children worldwide who were born with defects -- including missing limbs -- after their mothers took thalidomide.

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