With Pharma funding the MHRA, can the EWG Report be Fully Independent ?

Westminster Hall debate, 23 April 2019

” Yes we had a (Primodos) review, but I’m not sure we can call that ‘independant’ “

Yasmin Qureshi MP calls into question the independence of the MHRA in its central role on the expert working group (EWG), for their report on the use of hormone pregnancy tests (HPTs) and adverse effects relating to pregnancy including possible birth defects.

Westminster Hall debate, 23 April 2019. Video reference.

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Primodos Link to Births Defects : Correlation vs Causation

Westminster Hall, 23 April 2019

“There is an association. The Minister must go from this room knowing that, because that is what the science shows.”

Edward J Davey MP clarifies how to correctly interpret Carl Heneghan’s study (see below). Video (above) reference.

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Expert Working Group Methodology Used for Hormone Pregnancy Tests Report

Westminster Hall, 23 April 2019

“When the data was pooled together properly it shows a clear association with several different forms of malformations. …
…The Expert working Group completely failed to use the right approach for systematic reviews”. …

Yasmin Qureshi MP questions the technique used by the expert working group, for their review, on the use of hormone pregnancy tests (primodos drug) and adverse effects relating to pregnancy including possible birth defects. Westminster Hall debate, 23 April 2019. Video reference.

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Primodos hormone pregnancy test drug tragedy : what exactly is being covered-up ?

Westminster Hall, 23 April 2019

Is it the legal side involving the NHS, is it the pharma industry influence on the official report, on the MHRA, is it the government wrongdoing, or is it a bit of everything that is being covered-up ?

Sir Mike Penning MP argues that the Expert Working Group review on Primodos was a “cover-up”. Reference.

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Why Was the Primodos Drug Withdrawn in The UK ?

Westminster Hall, 23 April 2019

“…attempts have been made to shift the blame on to women, to say that they did not want to be pregnant and used the tablet as an attempt to abort”.

Yvonne Fovargue MP reminds us that the hormone pregnancy test drug was not withdrawn for commercial reasonsReference.

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Did Bayer Schering use Millions of Women as Guinea Pigs for Profit ?

Westminster Hall, 23 April 2019

“1.5 million women, were treated as human guinea pigs for the pursuit of profit by the company Schering now Bayer”.

Hannah Bardell MP uses strong words such as “a criminal cover-up“, and reminds the minister and the government that the HPT drugs campaigners, MPs and primodos-victims are not going away… Reference.

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Why Not Use Meta-Analysis to Assess Primodos Evidence ?

Westminster Hall, 23 April 2019

Gordon Marsden MP calls for Expert Working Group / MHRA’s to use meta-analysis to assess evidence.

Gordon Marsden MP questions Expert Working Group / MHRA’s reluctance to use latest systematic review and meta-analysis to assess evidence, pointing out that the method is widely used by organisations including most recently by NICE and others through out the world. Reference.

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Primodos Drug and The MHRA : MP Yasmin Qureshi’s Request

Yasmin Qureshi MP asked for a fully independent assessment of Carl Heneghan’s systematic review and meta-analysis

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Pregnancy Issues : PM Theresa May Talks about Primodos, 2017

Prime Minister on female health issues

Theresa_May vows to “keep clear focus on women’s health issues” like Primodos and mesh implants – Prime Minister’s Questions.

  • Reference : SkyNews, 12:34 PM, 20 Dec 2017.

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Primodos Drug Whitewash : PM Theresa May’s Reply to MP Yasmin Qureshi, 2017

Primodos pregnancy test EWG Report has been criticised as “whitewash” by campaigners and MPs

MP Yasmin Qureshi asked about the Primodos drug scandal at Prime Minister’s Questions.

  • Reference : SkyNews, 12:31 PM, 22 Nov 2017.

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