Westminster Hall Debate, 23 April 2019 – Sir Edward Davey sets out the evidence to Jackie Doyle-Price, Minister for Mental Health, detailing the risk of malformation caused by Primodos
Yasmin Qureshi MP asked for a fully independent assessment of Carl Heneghan’s systematic review and meta-analysis
How concerned should we be about treatment side-effects, innovation and regulatory failures?
Prof Carl Heneghan discusses the evidence about three NHS treatments undergoing government review:
- vaginal mesh implants
- and the anti-epilepsy sodium valproate.
Oxford University Department for Continuing Education,
Open Event Dec 2018.
Prof Carl Heneghan is Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine. Information about the postgraduate courses and qualifications in EBHC can be found here.
Primodos linked to birth defects, SkyNews interview, Nov 2018
Campaigner Marie Lyon talks about her daughter’s birth defects after taking the drug Primodos.
- Reference : @SkyNews, 7:19 PM, 27 Nov 2018.
Hunt: “Immediate action” will be taken, House of Commons, Feb 2018
The health secretary outlines the “immediate actions” that will be taken following the public scandals involving the pregnancy drug Primodos and epilepsy drug valproate.
- Reference : @SkyNews, 1:16 PM, 21 Feb 2018.
Laura Pidcock MP, speaking to the Minister for Mental Health, in the Commons, Feb 2018
Today in the Chamber, I asked @JackieDP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health, whether the Secretary of State would grant a public inquiry on the use of Primodos, a a hormone-based pregnancy test used in the 1960s and 1970s.
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.
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.
People lost trust (GP, NHS, Inquiry) and faith in the system, explains MP Chris Elmore
Primodos pregnancy test report criticised as ‘whitewash’ by campaigners and MPs.
Yasmin Qureshi explains one possible reason for the Primodos cover-up
Yasmin Qureshi MP gives one reason Primodos drug problems that potentially deformed and killed babies might have been covered up.