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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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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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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Health professionals are ‘discriminating against terminally ill LGBT people’ says Marie Curie

Health professionals are ‘discriminating against terminally ill LGBT people’ says Marie Curie    Benjamin Butterworth 15th May 2017, 12:38 PM Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt (Getty) LGBT people with terminal illnesses face discrimination from healthcare professionals, a major new study has found. A staggering 74% of terminal patients who identify as LGBT said they did not feel confident services would […]

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Long-Term Survivors: There Are Solutions

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Long-Term Survivors: There Are Solutions By David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. From TheBodyPRO.com May 1, 2017 Although great strides have been made researching the health implications of HIV/AIDS for long-term survivors (LTS), the main focus of these studies has been on physiological issues such as virologic and immunologic concerns, the long-term impact on immune function and other body […]

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Jamaican Scientists Are Creating Affordable Hepatitis C Drug From Cannabis

Jamaican Scientists Are Creating Affordable Hepatitis C Drug From Cannabis  Stephen Calabria 25 February, 2017 Photo credit A group of Caribbean scientists has reportedly made a major breakthrough in using cannabidiol (CBD) – an active compound in cannabis – to treat hepatitis C.   The discovery Photo credit The effort is being led by leading Jamaican cancer researcher Dr. Henry […]

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