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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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 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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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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Primodos Drug Cover-Up : Yasmin Qureshi MP Talks, 2017

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.

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Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review : Yasmin Qureshi MP Comments

Is putting three health scandals into one review a good thing ?

In the Commons, Yasmin Qureshi MP reacted to the UK Government announcing a Review into Primodos, Sodium Valproate, Vaginal Mesh.

Setting up another review is not enough, victims deserve better. Asked @Jeremy_Hunt to look at the new scientific evidence together with evidence of regulatory failings that show there was a cover-up. Its time that this was finally exposed and families given answers #Primodos

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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.

2018

  • House of Lords’ talks ref “Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review“, 22 February 2018 – 11:48:58 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review“, 21 February 2018 – 12:48:42 parliamentlive.tv.

2017

  • House of Lords’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 16 November 2017 – 17:53:45 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 16 November 2017 – 10:40:26 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 14 December 2017 – 15:20:54 parliamentlive.tv.

2016

  • 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.

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Primodos 2018 Study : Yasmin Qureshi MP Comments

New Primodos study found that pregnancy tests had potential to deform embryos

I was on Sky News earlier to discuss ground breaking new research from Aberdeen University that shows Hormone Pregnancy Test drug Primodos had the potential to deform embryos in the womb, something I have long been campaigning on. Victims and families have been denied answers and justice for over 40 years. The Prime Minister and Health Secretary must take note of this evidence and set up an Independent Inquiry that seeks to put families first.

Yasmin Qureshi MP
13 February 2018 on Facebook.

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