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Canada's hepatitis C compensation package greeted with anger

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7137.1037f (Published 04 April 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1037

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  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    Canadians infected with the hepatitis C virus contracted through contaminated blood greeted the announcement of a long awaited offer of compensation by Canada's health ministers with anger and cries of “shame.”

    Only about half the estimated 50000 to 60000 people infected will be eligible for cash compensation, and if they accept the offer they then …

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