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Hormone Pregnancy Tests in the UK : Joan Ryan MP Talks

There are many, many victims with different levels of deformities due to this drug, said MP Joan Ryan

During a debate on Hormone Pregnancy Tests, Joan Ryan MP said the recent Government review seemed to be set on “discrediting” victims. She called for a public inquiry into the hormone pregnancy test Primodos and its connection to deformities and other birth defects.

House of Commons and House of Lords Debates

There have been growing calls for a public inquiry into the “Report of the Commission on Human Medicines’ Expert Working Group on Hormone Pregnancy Tests” scandal, after MPs debated the Primodos drug’s legacy.

Severals MPs have joined the Primodos campaigners to say that the Expert Working Group review was a complete whitewash.

  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 14 December 2017 – 15:20:54 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 16 November 2017 – 10:40:26 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Lords’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 16 November 2017 – 17:53:45 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 13 October 2016 – 15:05:52 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Lords’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 21 January 2016 – 11:06:20 parliamentlive.tv.

More About Primodos

MPs Call for Public Inquiry into Hormone Pregnancy Tests

Judge-led inquiry into pregnancy drug Primodos not “off the table”, the Government confirmed

There have been growing calls for a public inquiry into the “Report of the Commission on Human Medicines’ Expert Working Group on Hormone Pregnancy Tests” scandal, after MPs debated the Primodos drug’s legacy.

Severals MPs have joined the Primodos campaigners to say that the Expert Working Group review was a complete whitewash.

House of Commons and House of Lords Debates

  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 14 December 2017 – 15:20:54 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 16 November 2017 – 10:40:26 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Lords’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 16 November 2017 – 17:53:45 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 13 October 2016 – 15:05:52 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Lords’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 21 January 2016 – 11:06:20 parliamentlive.tv.

More About Primodos

Lower-Dose Primodos-like Contraceptives are Still being used Today : is it Safe ?

Primodos EWG Report : Marie Lyon Comments

Marie Lyon, Chair of the Association for Children Damaged by Hormone Pregnancy Tests, speaks live to Jason Farrell, Senior Political Correspondent for Sky News, about the growing anger among MPs over last month’s Government-commissioned report on the pregnancy drug Primodos.

Severals MPs have joined the Primodos campaigners to say that the Expert Working Group review was a complete whitewash.

  • To download the Report of the Commission on Human Medicines’ Expert Working Group on Hormone Pregnancy Testsgov.uk.

House of Commons and House of Lords Debates

  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 14 December 2017 – 15:20:54 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 16 November 2017 – 10:40:26 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Lords’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 16 November 2017 – 17:53:45 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 13 October 2016 – 15:05:52 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Lords’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 21 January 2016 – 11:06:20 parliamentlive.tv.

More About Primodos

Primodos EWG Report : I Did Not Endorse it, said Nick Dobrik

Nick Dobrik thinks the committee had no right to reach the conclusion they did

Thalidomide campaigner Nick Dobrik is very angry about his name used to give credibility to the EWG report after its publication.
He told Sky’s Jason Farrell he doesn’t agree with the conclusion the committee reached.

  • To download the Report of the Commission on Human Medicines’ Expert Working Group on Hormone Pregnancy Testsgov.uk.

House of Commons and House of Lords Debates

  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 14 December 2017 – 15:20:54 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 16 November 2017 – 10:40:26 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Lords’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 16 November 2017 – 17:53:45 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 13 October 2016 – 15:05:52 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Lords’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 21 January 2016 – 11:06:20 parliamentlive.tv.

More About Primodos

Primodos Inquiry Needed : a Powerful Speech from Sir Edward Davey in Commons

Ed Davey MP – “Mr deputy speaker this is a scandal… They knew!”

Ex-cabinet minister Sir Ed Davey urged the health minister to “stand up to the nonsense of continued obfuscation” over the Primodos drug.

  • To download the Report of the Commission on Human Medicines’ Expert Working Group on Hormone Pregnancy Testsgov.uk.

House of Commons and House of Lords Debates

  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 14 December 2017 – 15:20:54 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 16 November 2017 – 10:40:26 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Lords’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 16 November 2017 – 17:53:45 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 13 October 2016 – 15:05:52 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Lords’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 21 January 2016 – 11:06:20 parliamentlive.tv.

More About Primodos

Halte aux perturbateurs endocriniens !

Barbara Demeneix est l’invitée de “Matières à penser avec René Frydman”, décembre 2017

Par René Frydman, via france culture.

Avec Barbara Demeneix, biologiste, spécialiste mondiale des perturbateurs endocriniens, auteur de “Cocktail toxique” paru en 2017 chez Odile Jacob.

Sucre : comment l’industrie vous rend accros

Les magazines de France 2, Cash Investigation, Présenté par Elise Lucet, 2015

Ingrédient de plaisir, le sucre est présent dans une foule d’aliments consommés quotidiennement. Mais aujourd’hui, il est également associé à un problème de santé publique.

Alors qu’une augmentation inquiétante du diabète et de l’obésité est observée, de nombreux spécialistes pointent du doigt les excès de sucre. Mais pourquoi sa consommation continue-t-elle de croître, malgré les messages de santé ? Comment l’industrie agro-alimentaire parvient-elle à rendre les consommateurs dépendants à substance qu’il faudrait pourtant consommer avec modération ? Et que penser des édulcorants, naturels ou chimiques, utilisés dans les produits «minceur» ? «Cash investigation» mène l’enquête sur les enjeux économiques de cette question de santé publique.

Thalidomide : The Drug that Came Back (in Brazil and in The UK)

Yorkshire Television, First Tuesday, 1993

Decades years after Thalidomide was launched, with devastating results, it was being hailed once again as a wonder drug.

Thalidomide is prescribed in Brazil, where there are a large number of leprosy patients, but children are still being born today in South America with limb defects because of its terrible effects in pregnancy.

Related Press Releases

  • 2011 – Thalidomide returns: scandal-hit drug is now used across NHS Independent.
  • 2004 – It’s backThe Guardian.
  • 1995 – The return of thalidomide Independent.

Sucre, le Doux Mensonge !

Enquete Exclusive de Michèle Hozer, Arte 2015

Une enquête édifiante sur la manière dont l’industrie du sucre s’ingénie à en augmenter la consommation, faisant fi des risques sanitaires.

Des décennies durant, l’industrie sucrière a réussi à nous tromper en vantant les prétendus mérites de ses produits. Pas un mot sur les risques sanitaires liés à une consommation excessive de sucre. Et des mensonges qui ont un goût amer pour de nombreux consommateurs, niant le surpoids, le diabète et les maladies cardio-vasculaires. Comment, depuis les années 1970, l’industrie agroalimentaire a oeuvré pour augmenter les doses de sucre dans nos assiettes, avec à la clé un problème majeur de santé publique : obésité, diabète et maladies cardiaques se répandent à travers le monde, notamment chez les enfants. Cette enquête dévoile les mensonges de l’industrie sucrière et les recours possibles pour enrayer l’épidémie.