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Victims of tainted drug face long wait for relief

Complex process to pay victims of tainted steroids

Within weeks after Dee Morell received a tainted shot to treat arthritis in her left hip in September last year, she knew something was horribly wrong.

The 49-year-old X-ray technician started to feel worse, not better. Walking grew difficult, she needed constant painkillers, and for the past 10 months she has been too weak to work, making it a struggle to pay the mortgage.

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