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1983
13 July
Committee on Safety of Medicines - Biologicals Sub-Committee
The Biologicals Sub-Committee of CSM recommends that very little is done about the threat of AIDS to haemophiliacs.
  • The possibility is considered of withdrawing clotting factor concentrates from the market and replacing them with cryoprecipitate. It is concluded that this is not feasible in the UK on grounds of supply. (Minutes Agenda Point 5.3)
  • The possibility is considered of withdrawing US preparations from the UK. It is concluded that this is not at present feasible on grounds of supply. Moreover, the perceived level of risk does not at present justify serious consideration of such a solution. (Minutes Agenda Point 5.4)
Source: Additional Sources: Haemophilia HIV Litigation, Advice on Settlement Doc., pp 56-58.
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Type: Minutes - Committee on Safety of Medicines
Location: UK
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2002
11 June
Ms Hazel Blears, MP - Cryoprecipitate Disadvantages
"There are no plans to hold a public inquiry or to investigate haemophilia treatment practices in the 1970s."

"We understand that treatment with cryoprecipitate carried a number of disadvantages compared to pooled clotting factors."

"It required the patient to be treated in hospital"

Source: Link #1
Type: Hansards Written Answers
Location: UK
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