Primodos; MHRA Call for evidence

  On the 25th March 2015 the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued a call for evidence to assist with the independent review of all relevant documentation relating to Primodos www.gov.uk/government/consultations/hormonal-pregnancy-tests-call-for-evidence . It has invited all interested individuals and organisations to provide any information they consider relevant to a possible association between the Read More …

Independent Panel To Review Primodos Documents

Further to the debate in Parliament in October 2014, the Government have agreed to disclose all papers in their possession relating to Primodos. It is thought that there are documents which may be useful to campaigners that have been campaigning for years to prove a link between the drug and birth defects. George Freeman, Health Read More …

Russell Hobbs Iron Recall

Russell Hobbs have recently recalled a number of steam irons as a result of concerns over their safety and the possibility of injury . Under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 anybody who suffers injury as a result of a defective product can make a compensation claim against the manufacturer. A product is considered defective if Read More …

Campaign for Safer Births

I recently came across “Campaign for Safer Births” an organisation set up by two mothers in memory of their sons, Louie and Harry, both of whom died as a result of negligence during labour. The Campaign’s mission is to improve NHS Maternity Services in order to reduce the avoidable deaths and injuries of babies and Read More …

Breaking the Stillbirth Taboo: Every Little Helps

Following BBC Panorama’s documentary, “Born Asleep”, it is fantastic to see that stillbirth and neonatal death has been given so much well-deserved media attention, especially during October, International Baby Loss Awareness Month. Professor Kypros Nicolaides told Panorama that more than half of all stillbirths (there are approximately 3,500 each year) could be prevented. He claims Read More …

Each Baby Counts: RCOG Initiative

not accept that all of these are unavoidable tragedies and has committed to halvin Following on from last month’s Panorama, “Born Asleep”, The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) have launched a new five-year initiative, “Each Baby Counts”, to help reduce the UK’s stillbirth rates. They aim to reduce the number of stillbirths, neonatal deaths Read More …

Primodos: Update

In light of the Parliamentary debate that took place last week, the specialised team at Gregory Abrams Davidson are interested in the campaign and are currently carrying out extensive research. The Government have agreed to full disclosure of documents and an independent review panel will be set up in respect of Primodos, the hormone pregnancy Read More …

Primodos

Yesterday the Government announced it plans to release documents they hold on the drug Primodos. Labour MP Yasmin Qureshi brought the debate to Parliament. She believes that some of the families’ medical records are missing. Health Minister George Freeman also said that he would set up an independent review board to consider the documents. Primodos Read More …

Primodos

Lisa Lunt, Partner and Head of Clinical Negligence, has appeared on BBC North West Tonight this week, following growing calls for a Public Inquiry into the drug, Primodos. Primodos, a hormone pregnancy test, was first made available in the UK in 1959. It was prescribed by GPs across England and was taken by 1.5 million Read More …