Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Aquittals in Canada Blood Trial

A Canadian judge has acquitted four doctors and a US drug company of criminal negligence in a long running tainted blood scandal. At least 20,000 people were infected with hepatitis C or HIV in the l980's and l990's before Canada used up-to-date blood screening practices. At least 3,000 people are known to have died as a result of receiving tainted blood products. The case is the first to stem from Canada's worst public health disaster. A second trial will deal with the bulk of the deaths and the thousands infected with Hepatitis C

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