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Doctors to face disciplinary action over Irish hepatitis C scandal

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7125.91e (Published 10 January 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:91
  1. Doug Payne
  1. Dublin

    The Irish Medical Council's fitness to practice committee is to begin a disciplinary examination of the role of several doctors criticised by an official Tribunal of Inquiry into the country's hepatitis C scandal. More than 1000 mothers were infected through contaminated anti-D immunoglobulin in the mid-1970s.

    The tribunal, which reported last March, put responsibility for the contamination squarely on the senior medical staff of the Blood Transfusion Service Board. The tribunal specifically named …

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