PS Caitlin points out the Government is willing to apologize (rightly) for an STD scandal in Guatemala… PPS: Caitlin had hopeful contact with MA senate offices since the STD apology; follow links to Brown & Kerry to add your voice.
Caitlin McCarthy‘s excellent Post on the DES Drug disgrace inspired Diana Bianchini to write a powerful piece on DES on THE HUFFINGTON POST, linking our blog. DES groups and celebrities like producer Ted Hope and Rock star John Payne have also been inspired by Caitlin to lend their support.
I too have been inspired– and I’m asking any readers to LET ME KNOW if you know of a ‘disgrace’ that you feel needs more attention (and hopefully more action to right it). Please send in your idea as a COMMENT or as a Direct Message to me on FACEBOOK and I will consider a Post or Guest Post to help draw attention as Caitlin has done. THANKS Caitlin and here is an UPDATE from her:
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 that you consider working with members of the Senate HELP Committee, which has jurisdiction over the FDA. The Senate HELP website can be found here: http://help.senate.gov/
We wish we could have provided you with the resolution that you desire and wish you the best of luck in your future efforts.
I would like to thank everyone who took the time to comment on my 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
(photo: Caitlin photo courtesy of author; priceofoil.com)