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The BBC Caught Pimping for Big Pharma

Sunday, 04 September 2011 09:10

‘In an episode of the hospital drama screened on Tuesday army medics used Factor VIIa, a haemophilia drug, to control the bleeding of a young female soldier who had been shot in combat.

The character is later seen in hospital suffering from a serious clot in a blood vessel, suspected to be a side-effect of the drug, but announces she will not seek damages from the medics who administeres it because she believes it saved her life.

Trauma experts accused the BBC of “peddling dangerous drugs” and misrepresenting scientific evidence, claiming there was no evidence Factor VIIa could save the lives of trauma patients.’

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