IMMDS Review listens to Professor Carl Heneghan about Primodos Studies

Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review Oral Hearing, 27th November 2018

The Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review is Chaired by Baroness Julia Cumberlege CBE DL.

In February 2018, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, announced a review into how the health system responds to reports from patients about harmful side effects from medicines and medical devices. The announcement in the House of Commons follows patient-led campaigns on the use of the hormone pregnancy test Primodos, anti-epileptic drug sodium valproate and surgical mesh.

About Primodos

  • Read and/or download the full study (free access) Oral hormone pregnancy tests and the risks of congenital malformations: a systematic review and meta-analysis, F1000Research, First published 31 Oct 2018, 7:1725, DOI:10.12688/f1000research.16758.1.
  • Read and/or download the full study (free access) The Primodos components Norethisterone acetate and Ethinyl estradiol induce developmental abnormalities in zebrafsh embryos, nature, Published 13 Feb 2018, DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-21318-9.
  • To read some real stories told by the Primodos victims, go to this post comment section.  Read our posts tagged primodos.

IMMDS Review listens to Journalist Jason Farrell about Primodos

Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review Oral Hearing, 26th November 2018

The Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review is Chaired by Baroness Julia Cumberlege CBE DL.

In February 2018, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, announced a review into how the health system responds to reports from patients about harmful side effects from medicines and medical devices. The announcement in the House of Commons follows patient-led campaigns on the use of the hormone pregnancy test Primodos, anti-epileptic drug sodium valproate and surgical mesh.

About Primodos

  • Read and/or download the full study (free access) Oral hormone pregnancy tests and the risks of congenital malformations: a systematic review and meta-analysis, F1000Research, First published 31 Oct 2018, 7:1725, DOI:10.12688/f1000research.16758.1.
  • Read and/or download the full study (free access) The Primodos components Norethisterone acetate and Ethinyl estradiol induce developmental abnormalities in zebrafsh embryos, nature, Published 13 Feb 2018, DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-21318-9.
  • To read some real stories told by the Primodos victims, go to this post comment section.  Read our posts tagged primodos.

IMMDS Review listens to Professor Neil Vargesson about Primodos Studies

Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review Oral Hearing, 27th November 2018

The Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review is Chaired by Baroness Julia Cumberlege CBE DL.

In February 2018, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, announced a review into how the health system responds to reports from patients about harmful side effects from medicines and medical devices. The announcement in the House of Commons follows patient-led campaigns on the use of the hormone pregnancy test Primodos, anti-epileptic drug sodium valproate and surgical mesh.

About Primodos

  • Read and/or download the full study (free access) Oral hormone pregnancy tests and the risks of congenital malformations: a systematic review and meta-analysis, F1000Research, First published 31 Oct 2018, 7:1725, DOI:10.12688/f1000research.16758.1.
  • Read and/or download the full study (free access) The Primodos components Norethisterone acetate and Ethinyl estradiol induce developmental abnormalities in zebrafsh embryos, nature, Published 13 Feb 2018, DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-21318-9.
  • To read some real stories told by the Primodos victims, go to this post comment section.  Read our posts tagged primodos.

IMMDS Review listens to the Association for Children damaged by Hormone Pregnancy Tests

Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review Oral Hearing, 26th November 2018

The Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review is Chaired by Baroness Julia Cumberlege CBE DL.

In February 2018, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, announced a review into how the health system responds to reports from patients about harmful side effects from medicines and medical devices. The announcement in the House of Commons follows patient-led campaigns on the use of the hormone pregnancy test Primodos, anti-epileptic drug sodium valproate and surgical mesh.

About Primodos

  • Read and/or download the full study (free access) Oral hormone pregnancy tests and the risks of congenital malformations: a systematic review and meta-analysis, F1000Research, First published 31 Oct 2018, 7:1725, DOI:10.12688/f1000research.16758.1.
  • Read and/or download the full study (free access) The Primodos components Norethisterone acetate and Ethinyl estradiol induce developmental abnormalities in zebrafsh embryos, nature, Published 13 Feb 2018, DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-21318-9.
  • To read some real stories told by the Primodos victims, go to this post comment section.  Our posts tagged primodos.

Oxford University study links pregnancy drug Primodos to birth defects

Sky News Exclusive, 27 Nov 2018

A groundbreaking study from Oxford University has linked the pregnancy test drug Primodos to malformations in babies born to mothers who used the drug.

Read Oral hormone pregnancy tests and the risks of congenital malformations.

More information

  • Read and/or download the full study (free access) Oral hormone pregnancy tests and the risks of congenital malformations: a systematic review and meta-analysis, F1000Research, First published 31 Oct 2018, 7:1725, DOI:10.12688/f1000research.16758.1.
  • Read and/or download the full study (free access) The Primodos components Norethisterone acetate and Ethinyl estradiol induce developmental abnormalities in zebrafsh embryos, nature, Published 13 Feb 2018, DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-21318-9.
  • Read some real stories told by the Primodos victims, see this post comment section.

Accès aux soins de santé et équité : René Frydman s’adresse à Emmanuel Macron

La recherche française manque de moyens et peine à faire face à la concurrence

Le médecin René Frydman, pionnier de la fécondation in vitro, est spécialiste de la reproduction et du développement de l’assistance médicale à la procréation en France, et producteur de l’émission “Matière à penser” sur France Culture.

Intervention de 3:22:30 à 3:28:55.

“Nous sommes au moment où un projet de loi sur la santé en 2022 est discuté. […] Il me semble que la démocratie sanitaire pourrait être un exemple de cette transition vers le futur.“

René Frydman interroge la possible subdivisions des régions en “territoires de santé” qui tiendraient compte des transports, de la population…

“Nous sommes en perte de vitesse totale” […] “Nous étions participants aux recherches fondamentales du traitement de la reproduction. Aujourd’hui, il est très rare que les Français soient dans les congrès internationaux.”

Il estime qu’il y a une nécessité de rediscuter de la PMA, mais qu’on ne peut pas l’étendre sans un procédé à la hauteur des espérances, ce qui nécessite de prendre en compte la prévention, l’information, la recherche et une vigilance éthique. Il aimerait aussi un plan de lutte contre l’infertilité.

Lire Recherche scientifique : Emmanuel Macron interpellé sur le manque de moyens, franceculture, 18/03/2019.

To be prediabetic : a (very) questionable condition

A third of Americans are considered prediabetic – but many may be better off without treatment

A war on “prediabetes” has created millions of new patients and a tempting opportunity for pharma. But how real is the condition, and is it good medicine?

“Practitioners should be careful about the potential implications of any active intervention for people ‘diagnosed’ with intermediate hyperglycaemia (‘prediabetes’)” cochrane.

Why the DES-issue is your problem too

In her Pano broadcast, Greet Pluymers had two DES daughters testify about the harmful effects of this hormone preparation

Greet Pluymers liet in haar Pano-uitzending twee DES-dochters getuigen over de nefaste gevolgen van dit hormonenpreparaat.

DES DiEthylStilbestrol Resources

Meet Professor Petra De Sutter

“The effects of the hormone disruptor DES are still current and affect fertility and cancers”

‘De gevolgen van hormoonverstoorder DES zijn nog altijd actueel en hebben invloed op de vruchtbaarheid en kankers’.

Read Professor De Sutter over het DES hormoon, dat miskramen zou voorkomen, maar voor gezondheidsproblemen zorgde bij dochters en zonen, on apache, 2017/12/01.

Read the DES-hormoon in België dossier by Chris Van Camp.
Visit DES in Belgium website , join DES in Belgium group on Facebook.

DES DiEthylStilbestrol Resources

Les USA, pays accro aux opioïdes

L’INSTANT M, Jeudi 21 février 2019, par Sonia Devillers

Le journaliste Pierre Monégier a enquêté sur les ravages d’un médicament antidouleur, qui provoque la mort sur ordonnance à tous les coins de rue.

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