Report of French “blood scandal” is leaked to press

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 15 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:959

A confidential report on the so called “blood scandal” in France has aroused new controversy. The leaked report comes as several French doctors and government officials are under judicial examination for their alleged responsibility in the cases of hundreds of people who received blood contaminated with HIV.

Last January the High Committee on Public Health produced a report on the therapeutic use of “human products,” which had been ordered two years earlier by Dr Bernard Kouchner, then minister of health. The report has not yet been released but has been leaked to a few journalists. …

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