Debendox doctor struck off

William McBride, who linked Thalidomide with birth deformities, was struck off the New South Wales medical register for scientific fraud, Reuter reports from Sydney. In 1980 he said the antenatal drug Debendox, like Thalidomide, could cause deformities in a small percentage of embryos of women who took it early in pregnancy. The drug was withdrawn. The tribunal found Mr McBride had changed data, added false information and wrongly described his experimental methods on the effects of Debendox.