Thursday, 30 September 2010

Hoops and Hopes for a DES Apology

The following is a message from Caitlin McCarthy in USA:

I have just received the following email from Senator Brown's office (copying Senator Kerry's office):
"Hi Caitlin:
Unfortunately, and despite our offices many attempts to raise awareness of this issue, it does not appear that the US Government - including the FDA - will issue a formal apology at this time.
If you would like to continue to pursue this matter, we suggest you consider working with members of the Senate HELP Committee, which has jurisdiction over the FDA. The Senate HELP website can be found at
We wish we could have provided you with the resolution that you desire and wish you best of luck in your future efforts.
Thank you."

I would like to thank everyone who took the time to comment on my DES blog post, add the blog post links to their Facebook and Twitter pages, and spread the word about the DES apology attempt. I honestly did my best. Moving forward, I'm going to focus my attention on raising awareness about DES through my feature film screenplay WONDER DRUG.

I encourage anyone who wants to continue pursuing the DES apology to contact the Senate HELP Committee (see link above).

Thank you again for your help and support.

- Caitlin

COMMENT:Hearty congratulations to Caitlin and all supporters -the seeds are now sown towards a DES Apology!

More news....Caitlin's nomination as Intelligent Optimist is online with Ode Magazine


George H. said...

Carol, I see you nominated Caitlin McCarthy for "Intelligent Optimist" with Ode Magazine:

Love this idea. Good for you and her.

Caitlin McCarthy said...

This Just In:

I immediately called Senator Scott Brown and Senator John Kerry's offices after reading the article about the US Government apologizing for infecting Guatemalans with STDs in the 1940s. I promptly received a message from Senator Brown's office, which said that in light of my phone call, both offices are jointly discussing what else they can do with the FDA, and that they are jointly "trying to move forward" with the DES apology.

Please email and/or call both of the senators' offices, telling them that the millions of DES victims deserve an apology like the one given to the Guatemalan victims. Use these sites for the email:

Their DC offices can be reached at: Kerry (202) 224-2742; and Brown (202) 224-4543.