Jennifer Vanderbes wins development grant for historical script about thalidomide’s hidden U.S. history

Jennifer Vanderbes wins development grant for historical script about thalidomide’s hidden U.S. history

“The Gatekeeper” is a historical drama based on the story of Frances Kelsey, the FDA medical reviewer who in the early 1960s fought a major pharmaceutical firm to keep the drug thalidomide off the American market. The script is based on Vanderbes’ upcoming nonfiction book “Wonder Drug: The Secret History of Thalidomide in America and Its Hidden Victims.”

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