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Cancelled: APPG meeting March 22 2017

Following reports of an incident in the Westminster area, we’re sorry to say that this afternoon’s APPG meeting will not go ahead as scheduled. Thank you for your concern, Jeff and the team are safe. Apologies for the inconvenience, we will reschedule as soon as possible and make sure you’re

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Response to the Contaminated Blood Announcement and Consultation

Overview The Department of Health (DH) today published a written ministerial statement announcing some changes to the support scheme for people affected by contaminated blood and launching a new consultation on the Special Category Mechanism and the discretionary support scheme. The consultation will run for six weeks, until the 17th

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UK launches FibCLOT®▼ LFB’s human fibrinogen concentrate

LFB Biopharmaceuticals announced today the UK launch of FibCLOT, its human fibrinogen concentrate. This follows the granting of a UK Marketing Authorisation in April 2016, after a decentralised application to the Regulatory Authorities in Europe, and offers increased therapeutic choices for affected patients. FibCLOT® is indicated for the treatment and perioperative

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Direct-acting Antiviral (DAA) treatment for Hepatitis C risks Hepatitis B reactivation

New guidance from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) advises that all hepatitis C patients should be screened for hepatitis B before starting treatment with new Direct-acting Antivirals (DAAs). If patients are infected with both viruses this does not preclude treatment but this should be monitored and managed.

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Westminster Justice Summit

The Haemophilia Society attended the Westminster Justice Summit today, hosted by Andy Burnham MP. At the event representatives from a large number of justice campaigns, including campaigners on contaminated blood shared their situations and challenges with the group. In his comments, Andy Burnham said there was a need to rebalance

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