UK Government announces a Review into Primodos, Sodium Valproate, Vaginal Mesh

Baroness Cumberlege will lead an examination of the circumstances in all three health cases and consider whether there are grounds for wider inquiries

The UK Prime Minister has ordered a review of public health scandals involving the hormone-based pregnancy test drug Primodos, the use of vaginal mesh implants and the anti-epilepsy drug sodium valproate.

In the Commons, Jeremy Hunt has announced a review into public health scandals caused by failings in the regulation of vaginal mesh implants, anti-epilepsy drug sodium valproate and hormone-based pregnancy test drug Primodos.

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Victimes de médicaments : repenser le droit des victimes

Intervention d’Irène Frachon, Pneumologue, Lanceuse d’alerte, Mars 2015

Allocution de clôture du colloque “Faut-il repenser le droit des victimes d’effets indésirables de médicaments ?“, (Mars 2015).

  • (Re)Voir toutes les interventions du colloque, prescrire, 13 mars 2015.

La voie (d’action pour les victimes) contentieuse : longue, coûteuse et éprouvante

Intervention de Maître Martine Verdier, Avocate à la Cour d’Orléans

Vidéo (et texte) du colloque “Faut-il repenser le droit des victimes d’effets indésirables de médicaments ?“, (Mars 2015).

Le Distilbène DES, en savoir plus

Victimes de médicaments : sortir du déni sociétal

Intervention de Gérard Bapt, Député, Mars 2015

Allocution d’ouverture du colloque “Faut-il repenser le droit des victimes d’effets indésirables de médicaments ?“, (Mars 2015).

Le Distilbène DES, en savoir plus

Victimes d’effets indésirables graves du Distilbene DES : d’épreuves en épreuves

Intervention d’Emmanuelle Brun, Vice-présidente de Réseau DES France, Mars 2015

Vidéo (et texte) du colloque “Faut-il repenser le droit des victimes d’effets indésirables de médicaments ?“, (Mars 2015).

Le Distilbène DES, en savoir plus

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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Primodos Link to Embryo Damage – SkyNews Report

Hormone Pregnancy Test Drug Given to 1.5M Linked to Birth Defects, New Study

The Primodos components Norethisterone acetate and Ethinyl estradiol induce developmental abnormalities in zebrafish embryos“, a newly published research produced by Dr Neil Vargesson from the Institute of Medical Sciences in Aberdeen University, shows that Primodos (hormone pregnancy test) drugs had the potential to deform embryos in the womb.

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What has gender got to do with chemicals ?

How POPs, hazardous chemicals and waste have different exposures and impacts on women’s and men’s health

    • How are women and men differently impacted in their health by POPs / hazardous chemicals & waste?
    • How do women and men’s occupations and roles at home and at work influence exposure to POPs / hazardous chemicals & waste?
    • What best practices with women and men’s leadership exist to substitute and eliminate POPs / hazardous chemicals & waste exist?

In Africa’s most populated country, Nigeria, with its almost 200 million inhabitants, toxic pollution from waste is yet another challenge to society, economy and security.

Filmmaker Laure Poinsot, shows how women and men are impacted by toxic pollution from waste and chemicals – partly imported illegally from Europe and America – while it visits the hidden e-waste markets and waste dumps around the country.

The film produced by the BRS Conventions , WECF and WEP, also shows how social entrepreneurs, women’s organisations, authorities and the UN are working on solutions, such as waste collection, recycling and production of safe pesticides from the indigenous NEEM tree.

More Information

    • Gender Dimensions of Hazardous Chemicals and Waste policies under the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, wecf.eu, 2017/11-November.
    • WECF International press release, 15th of January 2018.

Global Glyphosate Study : changing the way safety studies are performed on chemicals

It is time for science to become independent on every level

In 2017, the Ramazzini Institute, with the support of other independent institutes and Universities in Europe and United States, launched the most comprehensive study ever on glyphosate and glyphosate-based herbicides.

Aiming to produce independent and solid scientific evidence, the Ramazzini Institute has decided not to accept any funding for the study from the industry that produces glyphosate-based herbicides or from the organic farming or food industry – to avoid all conflicts of interest.

In 2015, Dr. Patrick Moore, a controversial lobbyist, said that glyphosate was safe to drink…

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.

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