Thursday, January 19, 2006

Organ retention scandal

14,000 pituitary glands from the bodies of babies sold to pharma
companies from 1970-1985.

And what do we get?

A report that took 6 years and €20m to complete.
No compensation for the families. No doctors or individuals singled out.
The Department of Health were aware of the sale of the organs since 1976 but “no concern was raised regarding the issue of consent” at any stage!
Blamed on a 'lack of communication' between doctors and the grieving families!

But they did get an apology from the Tanaiste. How nice of her to do that as we all know how hard it is for a politician to apologise for anything. Bless her!


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