Antibiotic resistance could spell end of modern medicine

Drug resistant infections pose a threat to mankind ‘Progress is fragile’ Dr Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust, says in a statement: “Political and societal recognition of the threat superbugs pose has definitely increased. But the progress is fragile. “We need to make sure we all convert that welcome high-level commitment into real action that makes a tangible difference […]

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Contaminated Blood Scandal Updates & Media

Contaminated Blood Scandal Updates & Media   Panorama – Contaminated Blood: The Search for the Truth Published on 11 May 2017 It has been called the worst treatment disaster in the history of the NHS. More than 2,000 people died and thousands more were infected with HIV and Hepatitis C after being treated with contaminated blood products. All the victims […]

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HAEMOPHILIA SCOTLAND: JOINT CONTAMINATED BLOOD AND BLOOD PRODUCTS CAMPAIGN MEETING REPORT

    JOINT CONTAMINATED BLOOD AND BLOOD PRODUCTS CAMPAIGN MEETING REPORT On Saturday the 26th August, Haemophilia Scotland and the Scottish Infected Blood Forum held a joint meeting to discuss a collective response to the announcement that there will be a UK Public Inquiry into the contaminated blood and blood products disaster. The meeting was well attended by affected people, including independent campaigners, […]

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Haemophilia Scotland Statement: UK Contaminated Blood & Blood Products Inquiry & Meeting

UK CONTAMINATED BLOOD AND BLOOD PRODUCTS INQUIRY AND MEETING Since Haemophilia Scotland was established we have tried to report back as quickly as possible about all of our activities.  Therefore, we wanted to keep you up to date with developments in the last couple of weeks since the UK Inquiry into the contaminated blood and blood products disaster was announced. We received a copy of […]

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ALERT: ISSUE IDENTIFIED IN BPL PLASMA PRODUCTS PRODUCTION

        ISSUE IDENTIFIED IN BPL PLASMA PRODUCTS PRODUCTION  19TH JULY 2017  JEFFERSON COURTNEY The Department of Health (DH) published a statement (below) this morning regarding an issue identified during a routine inspection of Bio Products Laboratory (BPL) and their production of plasma derived blood products. The statement says that there was a problem with the computer software which controls the […]

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‘Miracle’ hepatitis C drugs costing £30k per patient ‘may have no clinical effect’

‘Miracle’ hepatitis C drugs costing £30k per patient ‘may have no clinical effect’ Review concludes drugs hailed as cure for potentially fatal liver disease may clear virus from blood, but there is no evidence they prevent harm or save lives Hepatitis C is a viral infection that causes chronic liver disease and can lead to death from cirrhosis and cancer. […]

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Haemophilia News

HAEMOPHILIA NEWS The purpose of this page is to provide news articles related to Haemophilia. The information contained on this page includes various items, for example: Developments of new clotting products, vaccination updates and haemophilia industry business along with other areas of this specialist field of medicine.   Click on each link to read the News article:     17th […]

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