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Distillers Co (Biochemicals)

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1949. Biochemicals.

of Fleming Road, Speke, Liverpool, 24.

Manufacturer of penicillin and other pharmaceuticals

Part of Distillers Co.

1962 Distillers withdrew thalidomide from the market on news of adverse side effects[1] and sold its biochemical division to Eli Lilly of USA[2].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 23 August 1962
  2. The Times, 19 October 1962