Month: July 2020

  • Jo Moreno

    Jo Moreno

    Normal birth. 1 hour delivery. 04/10/70. Extremely poorly, projectile vomitingMajor op 3 wks old to investigate jaundice. Cut open up her middle. No scans in them days.We were told she needed a new liver, not a possibility, we would be lucky to have her 3 months.She was always ill so had to come first, my […]

  • Primodos: The first step towards Justice

    Primodos: The first step towards Justice

    HERC: In this article, Sharon Hartles reflects upon the significant impacts of avoidable harms that have been perpetuated for decades through a culture of denial and an absence of state and corporate pharmaceutical accountability. Sharon Hartles was awarded an MA in Crime and Justice (with distinction) from The Open University in December 2019 and is […]

  • Hannah Bardell seeks justice for Primodos families

    Hannah Bardell seeks justice for Primodos families

    DAILY RECORD: SNP politician Hannah Bardell wants the Government to implement the findings of a damning report into health scandals, including the pregnancy test drug. Hannah Bardell said mothers were treated like “guinea pigs” and “mocked” when they raised concerns about the drug, which was given to women from 1958 until it was taken off the […]

  • Baroness Cumberlege’s Speech

    Baroness Cumberlege’s Speech

    The following is the speech given by Baroness Cumberlege on 8th July 2020. Good morning. The people of Britain have every reason to be proud of their NHS.Its response to the pandemic has demonstrated the exceptional care and bravery of staff, but this does not mean that the healthcare system is free from faults. We […]

  • Sky News Documentary

    Sky News Documentary

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  • Primodos scandal: ‘Significant’ changes were made to key report

    Primodos scandal: ‘Significant’ changes were made to key report

    SKY NEWS: A Sky News investigation raises questions about the validity of a 2017 study which underwent “significant changes”. An inquiry on Wednesday ruled that many of the children born to mothers who used the drug suffered “avoidable harm”. But now a freedom of information (FOI) request has raised questions about the validity of a previous study […]

  • Chris Gooch

    Chris Gooch

    When Emma was born in 1971 the consultant who came to visit said she had a heart murmur, possible hip dysplasia and the obvious defect of improperly formed fingers and toes. She had her first operation at 15 months which was devastating. It took place in Mount Vernon Hospital (a plastic surgery unit) and the […]

  • Margaret Roberts

    Margaret Roberts

    My son Garry was born in 1964. I’d been to see my doctor 9 months earlier and was given 2 tablets, one to be taken in the morning and one 12 hours later. I was told that if I didn’t bleed then I was pregnant, and to our delight I was pregnant and had a […]

  • What was the birth defect scandal linked to the drug?

    What was the birth defect scandal linked to the drug?

    THE SUN: DRUG SCANDAL What is Primodos and what was the birth defect scandal linked to the drug? The oral hormone-based pregnancy test Primodos was given to women in the UK in the 1960s and 1970s by their GPs. Now, parents claiming their babies were affected by the drug have said they’re preparing to sue […]

  • Damning report exposes three health scandals

    Damning report exposes three health scandals

    DAILY MAIL: If we only ever sanctify the NHS, its harrowing failures will NEVER be cured, says IAN BIRRELL as a damning report exposes three health scandals By IAN BIRRELL FOR THE DAILY MAIL PUBLISHED: 00:07, 9 July 2020 Daniel Mason was born half a century ago without hands, with missing toes, a malformed mouth and […]