Primodos and Birth Defects : What was the Risk?

Sky News investigation exposes Primodos pregnancy drug cover-up

Around 1.5 million women in Britain in the 1960s and 1970s took Primodos in the early stages of pregnancy. Some say their pregnancies resulted in miscarriage or birth defects.

Sky News’ hour-long documentary Primodos: The Secret Drug Scandal is presented by senior political correspondent Jason Farrell, who has been investigating it for six years.

Sky News revealed how documents were destroyed and information withheld about a drug that may have deformed and killed babies in the womb.

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Primodos : Will the Government’s Findings be Transparent Enough?

Is there a lot of secrecy surrounding the Government Independent Review?

March 2017 : Maria Eagle’s interview with Sky News, speaking about the Primodos scandal and the ongoing campaign for answers.

Prescribed to women in the 70’s as a hormone pregnancy test, the drug has been associated with birth defects in children. But shockingly this link has never been acknowledged, and no apology has been offered for the devastating impact that it’s had on the families affected.

Sky News revealed how documents were destroyed and information withheld about a drug that may have deformed and killed babies in the womb.

More Information

  • Visit Maria Eagle MP on Facebook.
  • Sky News March 2017 press releases:
    • Calls for public inquiry over Primodos pregnancy drug after Sky News documentary, Sky News, March 2017.
    • Primodos: Sky News exposes pregnancy drug cover-up on Sky News, March 2017.
    • ‘Taking Primodos caused me lifetime of regret‘: The story of mother Marie Lyon, Sky News, March 2017.
    • UK pregnancy test drug Primodos used for abortions in Germany, Sky News, March 2017.
  • Sign the petition : Expose cover up of Hormone Pregnancy Tests on 38degrees.
  • Our blog posts about the primodos pregnancy test drug.
  • Watch more videos about prescription drugs side-effects on YouTube.

Primodos : The Secret Drug Scandal

Sky News investigation exposes Primodos pregnancy drug cover-up

Sky News’ hour-long documentary Primodos: The Secret Drug Scandal is presented by senior political correspondent Jason Farrell, who has been investigating it for six years.

Sky News reveals how documents were destroyed and information withheld about a drug that may have deformed and killed babies in the womb.

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Pesticide Action Week 2017 Poster

Call for a pesticide-free Spring! Join us!

The Pesticide Action Week is an annual and international event, open to everyone, with the aim to promote alternatives to pesticides. The campaign takes place during the first ten days of every spring (20th-30th of march) when usually the spreading of pesticides resumes.

Call for a pesticide-free Spring!
Pesticide Action Week,
20th-30th of march.

The public is invited to get better informed about the sanitary and environmental challenges caused by pesticides and learn more about possible alternatives to pesticides by taking part in one of the hundreds of organised activities: conferences, panel discussions, film showings, workshops, open days at organic farms, information stands, exhibitions, shows…

The goals of this event are:

  • Raising awareness on the health and environment risks of synthetic pesticides
  • Highlighting and promoting alternative solutions
  • Building a global grassroots movement for a pesticide-free world

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Primodos UK Health Scandal : an MP’s Views in ref to the Government Independent Review

Families and their members of Parliament will not go away, warned Maria Eagle

October 2016 : Maria Eagle MP’s speech about the Primodos scandal.

Prescribed to women in the 70’s as a hormone pregnancy test, the drug has been associated with birth defects in children. But shockingly this link has never been acknowledged, and no apology has been offered for the devastating impact that it’s had on the families affected.

Sky News revealed how documents were destroyed and information withheld about a drug that may have deformed and killed babies in the womb.

More Information

  • Visit Maria Eagle MP on Facebook.
  • Sky News March 2017 press releases:
    • Calls for public inquiry over Primodos pregnancy drug after Sky News documentary, Sky News, March 2017.
    • Primodos: Sky News exposes pregnancy drug cover-up on Sky News, March 2017.
    • ‘Taking Primodos caused me lifetime of regret‘: The story of mother Marie Lyon, Sky News, March 2017.
    • UK pregnancy test drug Primodos used for abortions in Germany, Sky News, March 2017.
  • Sign the petition : Expose cover up of Hormone Pregnancy Tests on 38degrees.
  • Our blog posts about the primodos pregnancy test drug.
  • Watch more videos about prescription drugs side-effects on YouTube.

Primodos Duogynon used for Abortions

Sky News investigation exposes Primodos pregnancy drug cover-up

Sky News’ hour-long documentary Primodos: The Secret Drug Scandal is presented by senior political correspondent Jason Farrell, who has been investigating it for six years.

Sky News reveals how documents were destroyed and information withheld about a drug that may have deformed and killed babies in the womb.

More Information

  • Sky News March 2017 press releases:
    • Calls for public inquiry over Primodos pregnancy drug after Sky News documentary, Sky News, March 2017.
    • Primodos: Sky News exposes pregnancy drug cover-up on Sky News, March 2017.
    • ‘Taking Primodos caused me lifetime of regret‘: The story of mother Marie Lyon, Sky News, March 2017.
    • UK pregnancy test drug Primodos used for abortions in Germany, Sky News, March 2017.
  • Sign the petition : Expose cover up of Hormone Pregnancy Tests on 38degrees.
  • Our blog posts about the primodos pregnancy test drug.
  • Watch more videos about prescription drugs side-effects on YouTube.

Primodos Pregnancy Drug Cover-Up

Sky News investigation exposes Primodos pregnancy drug cover-up

Sky News’ hour-long documentary Primodos: The Secret Drug Scandal is presented by senior political correspondent Jason Farrell, who has been investigating it for six years.

Sky News reveals how documents were destroyed and information withheld about a drug that may have deformed and killed babies in the womb.

More Information

  • Sky News March 2017 press releases:
    • Calls for public inquiry over Primodos pregnancy drug after Sky News documentary, Sky News, March 2017.
    • Primodos: Sky News exposes pregnancy drug cover-up on Sky News, March 2017.
    • ‘Taking Primodos caused me lifetime of regret‘: The story of mother Marie Lyon, Sky News, March 2017.
    • UK pregnancy test drug Primodos used for abortions in Germany, Sky News, March 2017.
  • Sign the petition : Expose cover up of Hormone Pregnancy Tests on 38degrees.
  • Our blog posts about the primodos pregnancy test drug.
  • Watch more videos about prescription drugs side-effects on YouTube.

Primodos Pregnancy Test Linked to Child’s Death

Sky News investigation exposes Primodos pregnancy drug cover-up

Sky News’ hour-long documentary Primodos: The Secret Drug Scandal is presented by senior political correspondent Jason Farrell, who has been investigating it for six years.

Sky News reveals how documents were destroyed and information withheld about a drug that may have deformed and killed babies in the womb.

More Information

  • Sky News March 2017 press releases:
    • Calls for public inquiry over Primodos pregnancy drug after Sky News documentary, Sky News, March 2017.
    • Primodos: Sky News exposes pregnancy drug cover-up on Sky News, March 2017.
    • ‘Taking Primodos caused me lifetime of regret‘: The story of mother Marie Lyon, Sky News, March 2017.
    • UK pregnancy test drug Primodos used for abortions in Germany, Sky News, March 2017.
  • Sign the petition : Expose cover up of Hormone Pregnancy Tests on 38degrees.
  • Our blog posts about the primodos pregnancy test drug.
  • Watch more videos about prescription drugs side-effects on YouTube.

Primodos and Gestest Drugs Use Linked to Horrific Birth Defects

Sky News investigation exposes Primodos pregnancy drug cover-up

Sky News’ hour-long documentary Primodos: The Secret Drug Scandal is presented by senior political correspondent Jason Farrell, who has been investigating it for six years.

Sky News reveals how documents were destroyed and information withheld about a drug that may have deformed and killed babies in the womb.

More Information

  • Sky News March 2017 press releases:
    • Calls for public inquiry over Primodos pregnancy drug after Sky News documentary, Sky News, March 2017.
    • Primodos: Sky News exposes pregnancy drug cover-up on Sky News, March 2017.
    • ‘Taking Primodos caused me lifetime of regret‘: The story of mother Marie Lyon, Sky News, March 2017.
    • UK pregnancy test drug Primodos used for abortions in Germany, Sky News, March 2017.
  • Sign the petition : Expose cover up of Hormone Pregnancy Tests on 38degrees.
  • Our blog posts about the primodos pregnancy test drug.
  • Watch more videos about prescription drugs side-effects on YouTube.

More than 80 Percent of Patient-Advocacy Organizations are Pharma funded

Conflicts of Interest for Patient Groups

More than 80 percent of patient-advocacy organizations accept funding from drug and medical-device companies. For some patient groups, the donations from industry accounted for more than half of their annual income, and in nearly 40 percent of cases, industry executives sit on governing boards.

2017 Study Abstract

In this examination of 104 large patient-advocacy organizations, 83% receive financial support from drug, device, and biotechnology companies, and industry executives often serve on governing boards. The authors recommend more transparency about industry involvement.

More Information

  • Conflicts of Interest for Patient-Advocacy Organizations, The New England Journal of Medicine, DOI: 10.1056/NEJMsr1610625, March 2, 2017.
  • More Than 80 Percent of Patient Groups Accept Drug Industry Funds, Study Shows, nytimes, MARCH 1, 2017.
  • Pharma Funded “Patient” Groups Keep Drug Prices Astronomical, counterpunch, MARCH 6, 2017.
  • Image credit brewlife, March 13, 2013.