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  • Ottawa to compensate victims in blood scandal

    07/25/2006 2:48:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 12 replies · 376+ views
    AFP via Yahoo! news ^ | July 25, 2006 | AFP
    Ottawa will give one billion Canadian dollars (876 million US) to victims who contracted hepatitis C from blood transfusions in the 1980s and 1990s, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said. "While this money will certainly not undo the pain and suffering that has been endured, nor dull the painful memories of those who have lost loved ones to the disease, it is our government's sincerest hope that today's announcement will provide a measure of closure to those who have suffered so much," Harper told reporters. An earlier deal in 1998 compensated some victims who contracted the disease from tainted blood from...
  • Please sign in support of proposed "Molly's Law"...

    01/12/2006 12:34:16 AM PST · by Rummy2508 · 7 replies · 475+ views
    self ^ | 1-12-06 | Rummy2508
    Dear Readers: This is my first post on FreeRepublic, and I hope it will be the best place to reach the greatest number of people with the following message... This subject is of importance and concern to us all -- I am providing the link to the online petition site for "Molly's Law", which I hope you will visit and read what we, as a group of search dog handlers from all areas of Law Enforcement and Search and Rescue across the country, are working on to help combat the problem of lost, missing and abducted children and adults. http://www.PetitionOnline.com/MollyLaw/petition.html...
  • Scandal of infected US blood revealed in film exposé (Clinton Linked to UK Bad Blood)

    10/30/2005 5:00:47 PM PST · by Plasmaman · 16 replies · 923+ views
    Sunday Herald ^ | October 30 | Liam McDougall
    <p>A MAJOR new documentary that uncovers fresh evidence about how thousands of Scots contracted Aids and hepatitis through infected blood is to be given its world premiere at a prestigious US film festival. The film, Factor 8: The Arkansas Prison Blood Scandal, made by the US film-maker Kelly Duda, will reveal new details about how inmates at a US jail were paid to donate blood despite the authorities knowing they had Aids and hepatitis.</p>
  • Tainted-blood victim still feels left out

    06/29/2005 12:26:43 AM PDT · by adanaC · 13 replies · 589+ views
    Brockville Recorder & Times ^ | June 27, 2005 | By NICK GARDINER
    Tainted-blood victim still feels left out By NICK GARDINER Staff Writer SMITHS FALLS -- Still on the outside looking in. That's how Tina Lyon feels even as the Canadian Red Cross awaits formal sentencing Thursday for distributing tainted blood that left her with hepatitis C after a blood transfusion in 1985. The Red Cross was fined $5,000 after pleading guilty in Hamilton court May 30 to violating the Food and Drug Regulation Act. The agency also agreed to set up a $1.5-million scholarship fund that Lyon hoped could help pay for her son John's second year at Carleton University starting...
  • Canada's Red Cross guilty in HIV scandal

    05/31/2005 3:31:52 PM PDT · by rdb3 · 8 replies · 686+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 31 MAY 2005 | World Net Daily (Unattributed)
    Tuesday, May 31, 2005 Canada's Red Crossguilty in HIV scandalDistributed tainted blood killing thousands at time of deal with Bill Clinton's Arkansas Posted: May 31, 20055:00 p.m. Eastern © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com The Canadian Red Cross pleaded guilty to distributing blood tainted with HIV and hepatitis C in a health disaster that has killed more than 3,000 people. The organization, which distributed the blood in the 1980s, paid a fine of $4,000 for causing more than 1,000 Canadians to contract blood-borne HIV and as many as 20,000 to become infected with hepatitis C. As part of the plea deal yesterday, Canadian Red Cross...
  • Canada Red Cross Guilty in Blood Scandal

    05/30/2005 8:53:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies · 784+ views
    Yahoooooooooooo ^ | hours, 26 minutes ago
    HAMILTON, Ontario - The Canadian Red Cross pleaded guilty Monday to distributing blood tainted with HIV and hepatitis C in the 1980s, and was fined $4,000 in the public health disaster that infected thousands. More than 1,000 Canadians contracted blood-borne HIV and up to 20,000 others were infected with hepatitis C after receiving the tainted blood products. About 3,000 people had died by 1997 and the death toll has grown, but recent estimates were not available. "(The) Canadian Red Cross Society is deeply sorry for the injury and death ... for the suffering caused to families and loved ones of...
  • Red Cross apologizes for scandal

    05/30/2005 6:32:11 PM PDT · by Clive · 58 replies · 2,102+ views
    Canadian Press via Sun Media ^ | 2005-05-30 | Colin Perkel
    HAMILTON (CP) - Tens of thousands of Canadians infected with AIDS or hepatitis C got an apology from the Canadian Red Cross on Monday after the charity pleaded guilty to distributing tainted blood in exchange for dropped criminal charges. "The Canadian Red Cross Society is deeply sorry for the injury and death caused to those who were infected . . . and for the suffering caused to families and loved ones of those who were harmed," Dr. Pierre Duplessis, the organization's secretary general, told the Ontario Superior Court in a video-taped apology as tearful victims looked on. "We accept responsibility...
  • New deal for Hep C victims?

    10/17/2004 8:33:10 AM PDT · by Clive · 10 replies · 367+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | October 17, 2004 | Linda Williamson
    It was one of the most shameful spectacles -- no, scratch that, it was the most shameful -- of the previous Liberal government. It was April 28, 1998. One after another, Liberal MPs stood up in the House of Commons -- under strict order of their prime minister, Jean Chretien -- and voiced support for a heartless deal that left thousands of hepatitis C sufferers out in the cold. The deal handed more than $1 billion to Canadians who contracted the fatal disease through tainted blood, but only those infected between 1986 and 1990 -- the narrow period for which...
  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

    09/30/2001 4:46:44 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 191 replies · 12,118+ views
    I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register
  • In Trial Work, Edwards Left a Trademark

    07/06/2004 10:02:15 AM PDT · by Bobber58 · 29 replies · 1,358+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 31, 2004 | ADAM LIPTAKand MICHAEL MOSS
    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"/> January 31, 2004 In Trial Work, Edwards Left a TrademarkBy ADAM LIPTAKand MICHAEL MOSS n 1985, a 31-year-old North Carolina lawyer named John Edwards stood before a jury and channeled the words of an unborn baby girl. Referring to an hour-by-hour record of a fetal heartbeat monitor, Mr. Edwards told the jury: "She said at 3, `I'm fine.' She said at 4, `I'm having a little trouble, but I'm doing O.K.' Five, she said, `I'm having problems.' At 5:30, she said, `I need out.' " But the obstetrician, he argued in an artful...
  • Conservatives would compensate more tainted-blood victims

    06/14/2004 6:26:46 AM PDT · by Clive · 7 replies · 164+ views
    Canadian Press via Sun Media ^ | 2004-06-14 | Dennis Bueckert
    OTTAWA (CP) - A Conservative government would compensate the so-called "forgotten victims" of the tainted blood scandal, says a party spokesman. The promise, which is being welcomed by victims' representatives, would resolve a bitter dispute still festering a decade after thousands of Canadians were infected with hepatitis C by contaminated blood. At issue is the Liberal government's decision to exclude victims infected before 1986 or after 1990 from a $1.2 billion federal-provincial compensation package announced in March, 1998. Discriminating among victims depending on the date they were infected is morally indefensible, said Grant Hill, adviser to Conservative Leader Stephen Harper,...
  • Arkansas - Autopsy found no bite-marks on snake death man, say police

    05/24/2004 8:45:58 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 42 replies · 1,124+ views
    The Scotsman (UK) ^ | May 25, 2004 | IAN JOHNSTON
    AMERICAN police investigating the death of a Scottish businessman thought to have been bitten by a deadly snake said yesterday that an autopsy had found no sign of bite-marks on his body. Computer programmer Garrick Wales, 48, from Kilmacolm, was found dead surrounded by vomit in a hire car near Little Rock airport in Arkansas on 13 May. Four highly poisonous snakes he had earlier ordered from a supplier in Florida were found in a box about half a mile away from his car two days later. But yesterday, police said that earlier theories that he had been bitten...
  • US to turn gays away from sperm banks

    05/20/2004 12:47:08 PM PDT · by Serb5150 · 46 replies · 211+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 20, 2004
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - The US government said it would ban homosexuals from making anonymous donations to sperm banks, in the name of preventing transmittable diseases, in a move swiftly condemned by gay rights groups. New Food and Drug Administration (news - web sites) rules that take effect May 25 require agencies that collect tissues or cells including sperm to ask the donor if he has had sex with men or used injectable drugs in the past five years. If the answer is affirmative in either case no donation is allowed. The FDA says the rules are just an extension of...
  • Canada pledges millions to AIDS program

    05/12/2004 1:36:42 PM PDT · by MegaSilver · 7 replies · 160+ views
    Ft. Frances Times Online ^ | 12 May 2004 | Peter Ray, Canadian Press Writer
    Days before Canada is set to pass a law allowing the production of low-cost drugs, Prime Minister Paul Martin announced a $100-million contribution to treat millions of people who have AIDS. The money will be given to a new initiative of the World Health Organization to treat three million people with AIDS by the end of 2005. The contribution of new money has made Canada the largest donor in the program. “Canadians can take pride in this, because this is a question of life and death,” Martin told a Montreal audience yesterday. The money will be used to train doctors...
  • Clinton Foundation, U.N. Join Forces

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Bill Clinton's nonprofit foundation signed an agreement Friday with the United Nations to help deliver food to AIDS patients in poor countries wracked by the pandemic. The Boston-based Clinton HIV-AIDS Initiative already sends doctors, medicine and equipment to 18 developing nations in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. Last week it reached an agreement with China to provide services. The agreement with the World Food Program combines the Clinton Foundation's access to treatment with the U.N.'s food-distribution system. Officials from both groups say their partnership will expand care for AIDS victims already receiving anti-retroviral drugs from...
  • Sorority Urged Members to Lie in Blood Drive

    04/12/2004 2:43:42 PM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 55 replies · 718+ views
    FoxNews online ^ | 4/12/2004 | FoxNews
    <p>COLUMBIA, Mo. — Members of a sorority were urged to lie about their health to qualify as donors in a competitive blood drive at the University of Missouri-Columbia (search), a school that once set a world record for blood collection.</p>
  • Friends of Budge, Budge could use some support tonight.

    03/29/2004 8:01:34 PM PST · by Vets_Husband_and_Wife · 291 replies · 313+ views
    March 29, 2004 | Self
    I've gotten word tonight that our FRiend Budge could REALLY use some support. He is down and could REALLY use a lift. He is one tough cookie but everyone needs a lift now and then. Pain is an awful thing. But sometimes it can just wear you down. We had a pretty good scare recently with Budge. Thankfully it turned out to be Kidney Stones. Taking care of the problem wasn't fun but at least Budge will be ok. But now he has pulled some rib cartilage some how or another and those things combined have just taken a toll....
  • [BLOOD TRAIL] Author says film on blood is stolen

    12/27/2003 10:04:34 PM PST · by Wallaby · 110 replies · 617+ views
    ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE | December 27, 2003 | TRACI SHURLEY
    Author says film on blood is stolen PB writer claims worker took idea BY TRACI SHURLEY ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE Saturday, December 27, 2003 The author of a novel about tainted blood being transported from Arkansas to Canada is suing a former employee he claims stole a documentary about the events that inspired the book. Michael Galster of Pine Bluff filed a complaint in U.S. District Court this week against Kelly Duda of Little Rock. Galster wants a judge to stop Duda from showing the documentary Factor 8: The Arkansas Prison Blood Scandal next month at the Slamdance Film Festival in...
  • Blood Trail (Kansas City U.S.): Hepatitis-C Silent Alarm

    12/28/2003 12:46:27 AM PST · by Askel5 · 21 replies · 381+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 031109 | KAREN DILLON and MIKE McGRAW
    Posted on Sun, Nov. 09, 2003 HEPATITIS C: SILENT ALARM By KAREN DILLON and MIKE McGRAW 2003 The Kansas City Star Michael Douglas, a Kansas City truckdriver, got it during an operation. South Carolina technician Dale Muir got it while inspecting used catheters. Teresa Cox, who works for a Kansas City radio station, got it from a transfusion while giving birth. These Americans, and at least 4 million more, have been infected with the hepatitis C virus. Ten thousand or more of them will die from it this year -- about 35 times the toll from last year's much-publicized...
  • Brothers escape jail through hole in wall

    11/10/2003 6:24:55 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 4 replies · 339+ views
    the goshen news ^ | 11.10.03 | RYAN FRIESEN
    Two inmates at the Elkhart County Jail who police believe are brothers were able to escape the county facility Sunday morning by squeezing through a hole in the wall. According to Elkhart County police and Sheriff Michael Books, David S., 34, 2208 Pleasant Plain, Elkhart, and Roger A. Delucenay, 33, 58120 C.R. 29, Goshen, apparently broke out of jail between 9 and 11:45 a.m. “They breached an interior wall,” Books said in describing how the two men got out of their jail ward. Books said investigators are not sure exactly how the two men hid their escape plan, but said...
  • Deadline runs out for blood patients

    05/28/2003 6:02:58 PM PDT · by Prince Charles · 3 replies · 280+ views
    London Daily Telegraph ^ | 5-29-03 | Auslan Cramb
    Deadline runs out for blood patients By Auslan Cramb, Scotland Correspondent (Filed: 29/05/2003) Patients who contracted hepatitis C and HIV from contaminated blood products could lose the chance to claim compensation because their medical records have been lost. More than 150 haemophiliacs in Britain are suing American drug companies who supplied the NHS with infected products in the late 1970s and early 1980s. But lawyers representing scores of patients whose records have disappeared, or are incomplete, said they could miss tomorrow's deadline for filing claims against the manufacturers. Without the records, the patients will be unable to prove in an...
  • 2 Paths of Bayer Drug in 80's: Riskier One Steered Overseas

    05/22/2003 1:03:38 PM PDT · by Wallaby · 34 replies · 375+ views
    By WALT BOGDANICH and ERIC KOLI | May 22, 2003 | By WALT BOGDANICH and ERIC KOLI
    Not for commercial use. Solely to be used for the educational purposes of research and open discussion. 2 Paths of Bayer Drug in 80's: Riskier One Steered Overseas By WALT BOGDANICH and ERIC KOLI The New York Times Section A; Page 1; Column 5; Business/Financial Desk May 22, 2003, Thursday, Late Edition - Final A division of the pharmaceutical company Bayer sold millions of dollars of blood-clotting medicine for hemophiliacs -- medicine that carried a high risk of transmitting AIDS -- to Asia and Latin America in the mid-1980's while selling a new, safer product in the West, according to...
  • Supreme Court Revives Clintons' Vince Foster Scandal

    05/05/2003 11:42:30 AM PDT · by Jean S · 148 replies · 426+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Monday, May 5, 2003 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Are Bill and Hillary Clinton sweating now that the Supreme Court today revived the controversy over Vince Foster's death? Urged by the Bush administration, the court said it would decide in autumn whether the government must release post-mortem pictures of the Clinton White House attorney's "suicide." At stake is "the privacy interest of millions of individuals, about whom personal and sensitive information is stored in government files," Solicitor General Theodore Olson told the court. Olson insisted that five investigations had showed Foster killed himself and that a sixth inquiry "by an unsatisfied private citizen" seemed unnecessary. But for the whole...
  • BUBBA UNIVERSITY (U. of Arkansas May Give Public Policy Degrees for Classes at Clinton Library)

    05/04/2003 9:57:31 AM PDT · by ewing · 19 replies · 622+ views
    US News and World Report Magazine ^ | May 12, 2003 | Paul Bedard
    BUBBA UNIVERSITYFormer President Bill Clinton and the University of Arkansas are considerating the creation of a new 'Clinton School of Public Service.'Already being called 'UACS,' it would provide and undergraduate degree for students who attend the classes at Clinton's new library and museum facility in Little Rock.Friend Bruce Lindsay is high on the idea and is mulling a weekend retreat where friends, advisors and educators would develop a curriculum.
  • Master list FR posted articles on UN Food for Oil program

    04/22/2003 12:40:51 PM PDT · by GailA · 252 replies · 12,023+ views
    GailA ^ | 4/22/03 | Various
    FR posted articles on UN Food for Oil program MASTER list THIS TOP ONE IS THE LATEST REPORT OUT OF THE USELESS NATIONS ON THE OIL FOR FOOD PROGRAM UN OIL FOR FOOD PROGRAM REPORT (what UN is really raking in) 2/22-28/03 UN deal leaves Iraq Kurds at Baghdad's mercy Oil, Food and a Whole Lot of Questions The Oil-for-U.N.-Jobs Program Kofi Annandersen: Enron-style accounting at the U.N. Oil-for-Food Program William Safire: Follow the money Bum's Rush for Butcher's Big, Bad Debts Don’t expect UN to clean up Iraq (a sane German alert!) U.N. crambles to Reclaim Role Amid Debate...
  • BLOOD TRAIL: Genetic "smart bomb" knocks out hepatitis

    04/21/2003 5:13:55 PM PDT · by Prince Charles · 8 replies · 339+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 4-20-03
    Genetic "smart bomb" knocks out hepatitis   19:00 20 April 03   NewScientist.com news service   Human liver cells harbouring the hepatitis C virus can be selectively targeted and destroyed by a new gene therapy approach, according to new research. The key is a genetically-engineered "suicide" gene, delivered aboard a harmless virus, which is triggered only when it enters a hepatitis-infected cell. The two current treatments for the debilitating liver disease - alpha interferon and ribavarin - can reduce the level of infection, say researchers, but the virus usually comes back. The new gene therapy approach could one day "offer the potential of...
  • Galloway was in Saddam's pay, say secret Iraqi documents (PACIFISTS ON SADDAM PAYROLL)

    04/21/2003 4:41:15 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 235 replies · 1,844+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | April 22, 2003 | David Blair
    George Galloway, the Labour backbencher, received money from Saddam Hussein's regime, taking a slice of oil earnings worth at least £375,000 a year, according to Iraqi intelligence documents found by The Daily Telegraph in Baghdad. A confidential memorandum sent to Saddam by his spy chief said that Mr Galloway asked an agent of the Mukhabarat secret service for a greater cut of Iraq's exports under the oil for food programme. He also said that Mr Galloway was profiting from food contracts and sought "exceptional" business deals. Mr Galloway has always denied receiving any financial assistance from Baghdad. Asked to explain...
  • Red Cross suspends operations due to chaos in Baghdad

    04/09/2003 4:05:43 PM PDT · by withteeth · 44 replies · 383+ views
    Deutsche World ^ | April 9, 2003 | N/A
    The International Red Cross has temporarily suspended its humanitarian efforts in Baghdad due to the current chaotic conditions there. A spokesman said the unpredictable situation was making it almost impossible to travel around the city. Ambulances have been unable to get to casualties due to heavy firefights between US troops and pockets of Iraqi resistance. A Canadian Red Cross worker was earlier shot dead after his vehicle was caught in a crossfire. The Red Cross is also warning of worsening conditions in Baghdad's hospitals. Many hospitals are said to operating at breaking point and lacking basic medicines, with some cut...
  • Latest French Scandal: Poisoning the Third World With AIDS

    04/09/2003 12:14:11 PM PDT · by bmwcyle · 11 replies · 360+ views
    Newmax ^ | Wednesday, April 9, 2003 | Carl Limbacher
    We didn't think it was possible, but it seems the French are even more degenerate than previously believed: A Paris judge has opened an inquiry into allegations a French company exported HIV-tainted blood to impoverished nations. The investigation into this long-running scandal is prompted by charges filed in November by a Tunisian couple whose son died 14 years ago. The death of 19-year-old Abdelkader Fradi in Sousse, Tunisia was officially blamed on a "cerebral hemorrhage." But the young hemophiliac had in fact contracted the AIDS virus, a taboo subject in Tunisia, his parents say. According to French news reports, the...
  • Red Cross Harbors Terrorist

    03/27/2003 11:26:30 AM PST · by Alouette · 72 replies · 1,708+ views
    Two International Red Cross workers attempted to prevent the IDF from arresting a senior Islamic Jihad terrorist today. An IDF Egoz unit entered the Red Cross building in Jenin today, arrested the terrorist's accomplice, and found two Kalachnikov rifles at the site. When the soldiers asked to enter the offices, the two female workers - from the U.S. and Britain - would not allow them to do so, saying no one was inside. The Israelis insisted on entering, and found the terrorist, Shadi Sukiya, armed with a pistol. They arrested him without incident. Sukiya has long been wanted for his...
  • US BLOOD SUPPLY Adverse reactions resulted before blood quarantined

    02/08/2003 12:00:02 PM PST · by GailA · 5 replies · 486+ views
    The Tennessean ^ | 2/8/03 | Sameh Fahmy
    <p>The federal Food and Drug Administration says about half a dozen adverse reactions, including one death, have occurred after blood transfusions from bags linked to blood recently quarantined in Nashville and Atlanta.</p> <p>The agency stressed that it's unclear whether the reactions, which have included a bacterial infection and an allergic reaction, were caused by possible contaminants in the bags or routine complications.</p>
  • FDA Seizes Adulterated Honey in Texas

    02/05/2003 3:58:09 PM PST · by RCW2001 · 14 replies · 273+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb 05, 2003 (AP Online via COMTEX) -- Adulterated imported honey was seized Wednesday from a Texas company after the Food and Drug Administration confirmed the presence of an unapproved food additive. U.S. marshals seized 266 drums of honey, each containing 639 pounds of bulk honey, and five totes, each containing a net weight of 3,000 pounds, from Hoyts Honey Farm in Baytown, Texas. The additive, chloramphenicol, is prohibited by the FDA in food because of concerns about the potential for serious blood disorders in humans. Cloramphenicol is an antibiotic used to control disease in shrimp, crawfish and bees....
  • NEW WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION CHIEF INVOLVED IN [abortifacient]POPULATION CONTROL VACCINE SCANDAL

    01/31/2003 8:35:38 AM PST · by Polycarp · 76 replies · 5,171+ views
    LifeSite Daily News ^ | January 30, 2003 | LifeSite Daily News
    LifeSite Daily News Thursday January 30, 2003 NEW WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION CHIEF INVOLVED IN POPULATION CONTROL VACCINE SCANDAL GENEVA, January 30, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Dr. Jong Wook Lee, a relatively unknown World Health Organization (WHO) insider beat out high profile competitors to become the head of the World Health Organization Tuesday. Other candidates for the post included Dr. Julio Frenk Mora - currently Mexico's Minister of Health and Dr. Pascoal Mocumbi - the Prime Minister of Mozambique. However, Lee's work with WHO included being in charge of and weathering one of the most scandalous accusations to be brought against the...
  • Sarah McClendon and Mena

    01/09/2003 2:12:02 PM PST · by Scholastic · 47 replies · 1,450+ views
    White House News Briefings | 1/9/03 | Scholastic
    A little known fact is the only person to ever ask Clinton a public question about the events in Mena Arkansas, while he was President, was Sarah McClendon in 1994. She also drilled Mike McCurry over the issue in September of 1996, an interesting exchange, in which a person named Helen (my guess is Helen Thomas) told McClendon to "put a sock in it" so she could get her question in. [both transcripts are bellow] Hats off to this little old lady, not to mention prayers. --------------------------------------------------------- October 7, 1994, Clinton Speech on His Administration's Progress. CLINTON: Yes, Sarah? SARAH...
  • Canada -- Blood products recalled

    12/13/2002 11:22:44 AM PST · by Clive · 9 replies · 339+ views
    Canadian Press via Sun Media ^ | December 13, 2002
    OTTAWA (CP) -- Blood products possibly carrying the West Nile virus are being withdrawn from hospitals in all provinces and territories except Quebec, Canadian Blood Services announced Friday. "We have taken this initiative in response to the growing number of probable and confirmed cases of West Nile virus," Dr. Graham Sher, chief executive officer for the agency said in a statement. The agency said that: "As of Dec. 10, 2002, the Ministry of Health in Ontario advised Canadian Blood Services that there were a total of 148 probable and 77 confirmed cases in the province. Over the past month, these...
  • Who Owns Your Heart, Baby?

    12/11/2002 6:26:48 PM PST · by Sir Gawain · 87 replies · 1,239+ views
    LFET ^ | Bill Walker
    Who Owns Your Heart, Baby? by Bill Walker Most Americans would say that they own their own internal organs. Of course, most Americans would say that they own their houses, when actually American houses are co-owned by banks and property tax authorities. So, as usual, we can't find the truth by taking a vote. This shouldn't surprise us; if you try to solve any physics, biology, or political problem by taking a mass popular vote you won't get reasonable answers either. So who really owns your heart, baby? One obvious way of determining ownership of a thing is to find...
  • Blood Trail: Dole Praised as Red Cross Head but Problems from Her Time Remain

    12/08/2002 3:33:14 PM PST · by BLOODHOUND (askel5) · 6 replies · 364+ views
    AP, via NewsObserver.com ^ | 02-10-21 | SCOTT MOONEYHAM
    Dole praised as Red Cross head, but problems from her time remain By SCOTT MOONEYHAM, , Associated Press Writer RALEIGH, N.C.(AP) - When Elizabeth Dole took control at the American Red Cross, the organization had never been more troubled. Tainted blood collected by the charity had infected hundreds of people with AIDS and hepatitis. Congressional hearings were under way to examine blood handling procedures and the safety of the blood supply. Soon, the Food and Drug Administration was breathing down the agency's neck to try to bring the problems under control. In Dole's own words, "Blood was about to...
  • THERE MUST BE SOMEONE WHO WILL SUE BILL CLINTON OVER TAINTED BLOOD

    11/20/2002 11:46:00 PM PST · by doug from upland · 58 replies · 598+ views
    the news | 11-20-02 | dfu
    LINK TO THE STORY.Now that four Canadian doctors have been charged in the tainted blood scandal, perhaps the relative of a victim will finally go after Bill Clinton. This is a story that needs to be told and once for which Clinton must pay. Is there an attorney who is handling these cases? How can we convince a relative that he needs to go after Clinton? Any ideas?
  • Canadians with hep C, HIV want charges to stick in blood-scandal case (Clinton legacy)

    11/20/2002 3:13:22 PM PST · by mountaineer · 20 replies · 416+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | Nov. 2, 2002 | Lorrane Anthony
    TORONTO (CP) - Before having his wisdom teeth removed, Scott Hemming, a hemophiliac, had a blood transfusion. It was 1987 and the carefree 20-year-old hadn't even heard of tainted blood. The results of the blood transfusion eventually took away his health, his career and his home, and caused him and his family unspeakable anxiety. At one time, Canada's blood scandal made for daily headlines. But even after it disappeared from news pages, victims such as Hemming continued living with the consequences every day. But days like Wednesday give Hemming, who contracted hepatitis C through the blood transfusion, hope. Criminal charges...
  • Criminal charges laid in Canadian blood scandal (clinton legacy)

    11/20/2002 3:40:09 PM PST · by snopercod · 25 replies · 555+ views
    Reuters AlertNet ^ | November 20, 2002 | Amran Abocar
    TORONTO, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Police laid criminal charges against four doctors, the Canadian Red Cross Society and a U.S. pharmaceutical company on Wednesday after a five-year investigation into the country's tainted blood tragedy of the 1980s. During that decade, thousands of blood transfusion recipients in Canada contracted the AIDS and hepatitis C viruses from contaminated blood and blood products. Many of them have died. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said the accused failed to inform the public about the risk of HIV and hepatitis infections from unscreened blood and also failed to test donated blood for the hepatitis C...
  • Democrat does not equal democracy in Arkansas!

    10/26/2002 6:42:02 PM PDT · by steplock · 7 replies · 932+ views
    Focus on Freedom ^ | 20021026 | Carl L Steplock III
    This is a copy of a "Letter-to-the-Editor" I just sent to the Hot Springs Sentinel Record. A rag that will NEVER question a democrat politician about anything! This in a town where the entire city government has been named in a RICCO law suit! and MORE! Democrat does not equal democracy in Arkansas! Helena, AR - A former city official has pleaded guilty to fraudulent voting in an agreement that dismisses further charges of intimidating a witness by brandishing a gun. Larry Gray, former sanitation director for the city of Helena, was charged with submitting more than 25 absentee ballots...
  • WELCOME BACK MY FRIENDS TO THE SHOW THAT NEVER ENDS<BR>IT'S THE RANT BOYS AND GIRLS

    10/18/2002 5:29:17 AM PDT · by KLT · 44 replies · 409+ views
    CAPITOLHILLBLUE ^ | 10-18-02 | DOUG THOMPSON
    It’s official. The Washington-area sniper story is now a full-fledged circus. All the ingredients are in place: 1—A phony witness leads police and media on a wild goose chase, telling a tall tale of a cream colored van with a non-functioning taillight, driven by an olive-skinned man and carrying a shooter with an AK-74 – none of which existed. 2—Fox News sends its top hack, Mr. Showbiz himself, Geraldo Rivera, to do a standup at the Fredricksburg, Virginia, shooting. Afterwards, Geraldo retires to do what he does best, autograph butts at the local Hooters, then jets off to Bali...
  • The “Boys on the Tracks”: Still Waiting for Justice

    08/27/2002 12:23:33 PM PDT · by Scholastic · 89 replies · 1,180+ views
    8/27/02 | Scholastic and FreedomInJesusChrist
    This month is the 15th anniversary marking the brutal murders of Don Henry and Kevin Ives, who were unwitting witnesses to a police-protected drug drop in a small community south of Little Rock, Arkansas. This drug drop was part of a smuggling operation based out of Mena, Arkansas. Don Henry and Kevin Ives were just 17 years old and approaching their senior year of high school when they were murdered. What should have been a memorable year for these two boys resulted in tragedy. Unfortunately, no one has been convicted for the murders of Don Henry and Kevin Ives. The...
  • Schumer calls for FDA to remove Europe blood ban

    07/29/2002 8:16:45 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 19 replies · 480+ views
    News Radio 88 ^ | 7/29/02
    (New York-AP) -- Senator Charles Schumer of New York is asking the Federal Drug Administration to remove its ban on blood imported from Europe. The FDA enacted a partial ban on the imported blood in May over fears of mad cow disease. That ban will go into full effect in October.But the Senator says that there has never been a case of someone getting mad cow disease from blood anywhere in the world, so the ban is unnecessaryExtending his own forearm today to help replenish local blood supplies, the democrat said that lagging donations have created a severe decline in...
  • Suicide bombers [may] spread disease

    07/24/2002 1:50:22 PM PDT · by flamefront · 16 replies · 306+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 24 July 02 | Debora MacKenzie
    Israeli doctors have discovered a gruesome new way to catch hepatitis and possibly other blood-borne diseases - from the flying bone fragments of suicide bombers. Itzhak Braverman and emergency staff at the Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in Hadera treated 32 victims of one blast. They used CT scans to check for metal fragments in the survivors. In one 31-year-old woman, the scan revealed dense fragments in her neck, breast and groin. But they were not metal. They were bits of bone from the suicide bomber. On a hunch, Braverman sent a fragment to the Institute of Forensic Medicine in...
  • Two Contract HIV From Donation

    07/19/2002 5:19:49 AM PDT · by kattracks · 75 replies · 2,518+ views
    AP | 7/19/02
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Jul 19, 2002 (AP Online via COMTEX) -- Two people have contracted HIV from blood transfusions provided by a regional blood bank that failed to detect an infected donor, officials said. The incident marks the second time since the nation's blood banks implemented new screening technology in 1999 that HIV has been transmitted through a transfusion, according to Florida Blood Services. The first case infected a man in San Antonio, Texas, in September. The victims, one young adult and one in the mid-60s, were told Wednesday they contracted HIV from blood and plasma transfusions in Hillsborough...
  • HIV soars among young women

    07/10/2002 1:41:17 PM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 29 replies · 494+ views
    msnbc ^ | 7/10/2
    HIV soars among young women   Grassroots groups aim to educate, empower vulnerable populations Soaring HIV infection rates among both youths and women are intersecting at a deadly crossroads, experts say, propelling the explosive spread of AIDS around the planet. But already, young people are striking back — in force. A grassroots effort known as the Barcelona Youth Force is bringing together young women and men from Africa to the United States with the goal of lowering infection rates among these vulnerable populations.        STAGGERING, shocking, frightening. Those were the words used repeatedly by experts gathered here...
  • Scientists build deadly polio virus from scratch (ebola or smallpox next?)

    07/12/2002 8:18:33 AM PDT · by dead · 19 replies · 670+ views
    NewScientist.com news service ^ | 19:00 11 July 02 | Robin Orwant
    Scientists have built the virus that causes polio from scratch in the lab, using nothing more than genetic sequence information from public databases and readily available technology. The feat proves that even if all the polio virus in the world were destroyed, it would be easily possible to resurrect the crippling disease, says Aniko Paul at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, one of the researchers conducting the study. The result has major implications for vaccination programs that have nearly rid the world of polio. "I think it means you're probably not going to be able to...
  • Whole World Responsible for AIDS, Says Clinton

    07/11/2002 10:34:43 AM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 104 replies · 825+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 11, 2002 12:42 PM ET | By Patricia Reaney
    Members of the French AIDS action group Act-Up protest against multinational company Coca Cola's neglect of their workers with AIDS in developing countries, at the International AIDS conference in Barcelona July 10, 2002. Former President Bill Clinton urged governments on July 11 to do more to fight AIDS and assured young people that wealthy nations would provide extra funds to battle the epidemic if they knew how it would be spent. Photo by Gustau Nacarino/Reuters BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) - Bill Clinton urged governments on Thursday to do more to fight AIDS and assured young people that wealthy nations would...
  • Mini 'Roos Now Available As Pets - Breeder Calls Wallabies 'Chick Magnets'

    07/08/2002 3:33:32 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 27 replies · 549+ views
    Mini 'Roos Now Available As Pets Breeder Calls Wallabies 'Chick Magnets' Posted: 9:04 a.m. EDT July 8, 2002 ARLINGTON, Wash. -- Forget the ferrets and even the potbellied pigs. The latest exotic pet is the mini 'roo. Ray and Joey Strom breed wallabies -- miniature kangaroos -- on their farm in Arlington. The marsupials sell for more than $1,000.. Joey Strom says they're ideal, almost magical creatures. They do have a down side, though. Kangaroos can't be paper-trained or housebroken, so their owners are constantly cleaning up after them. But single guys take note. Ray Storm says the mini...