A New Zealand survivor of a drug which disfigured thousands of newborn babies worldwide says an apology has come decades too late.
The German company behind thalidomide, the Grunenthal Group, has said sorry to its victims.
The drug caused thousands of birth defects in the 1950s and 1960s, after it was prescribed to pregnant women.
One of ten people impacted in New Zealand is Barry De Geest, who says the company has treated victims so badly over the past 50 years it's hard to believe it's now going to be nice.
"I hope they are, I hope that this is the opening for Grunenthal to now say, look we've done wrong, and now we want to help. That would make life so great for what life we've got left."
Grunenthal says it's taken so long to apologise because of the shock it's been in.