1988 Expert Witness
AFFIDAVIT OF THOMAS DREES...He states he has
seen “documents which indicate fractionators in
conjunction with Dennis Donohue of the FDA and
the AABB and ARC conspired to prevent the use of
the HB Core Test from being implemented to
prevent having to incur the expense of the test
to avoid having to reject donors who were
positive for the test.” “It is now clear to me
that the HB Core Test should have been used from
the time it became available through Abbott
Laboratories in 1975.” “there was such
resistance to the use of the HB Anti Core Test
by the blood industry, and the blood industries
resistance to take the most obvious and needed
precautions to the AIDS epidemic convinces me
that there was a concerted effort by the
influential leaders of the blood industry to
save dollars at the expense of lives, even when
it was clear beyond any doubt that there was
widespread contamination of the blood supply.
1994 Hepatitis C ISG product recall
At the end of February 1994, Baxter Healthcare
announced the removal of Gammagard from the
global market because of plasma used was
positive for hepatitis C. In July 1995, the FDA
said that as many as 1,000 cases of hepatitis C
could have been linked to use of Gammagard.
1999 DoD Jetgun Policy Chronology
Military discontinues the use of jet guns for
mass immunization of military troops U.S.
Department of Defense (DoD) needle-free
injection policy chronology
Canadian citizens announce intent to sue us over
hepatitis c tainted prison plasma What we have
discovered over the years of investigating
..."nothing short of shocking and represents the
worst medical scandal in US history". ...
product manufacturers such as the Bayer, Baxter,
and Alpha Therapeutics continued to purchase...
knew was contaminated with HCV and HIV".
1999 Military Link
Hepatitis C Origin Points to
Military...Responses to the request by the
Department of Defense indicate that soldiers at
major U.S. military training bases during the
late 1960s and 1970s were used to test
1999 Red Cross Prison Blood
American Society of Microbiology- Several Huge
Lawsuits Pending...prison plasma pumped through
1994 in BOTH Arkansas and Louisiana under Liddy
Dole's revamped" blood system.
2002 RCMP Charges
Task Force lays Criminal Charges...It validates
(the knowledge) that my infection was not
brought on by God but by a man-made decision
that placed money over my safety," said
McCarthy, on the verge of tears.
2003 Anesthetist-transmission to Patients
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Board of Nursing
unanimously approved...revoking nurse
anesthetist... license... regularly engaged in
the practice of reusing the same needle and
syringe... such as Versed, Fentanyl and Propofol,
to patients through their existing heparin locks
2003 Class Action
Hepatitis C Class Action Complaint for Damages
and Injunctive Relief Plaintiffs’ claims arise
out of the most egregious misconduct in the
history of the pharmaceutical industry, which
resulted in the killing of thousands of
hemophiliacs worldwide, with a continuing death
rate of hundreds of victims per year. Defendants
are American corporations which manufactured
2008 HCV Dental Implants Transmission
Hepatitis patient sues, blames dental implants-A
woman who underwent dental implant surgery
...suing the makers of products ... after she
learned the products had been recalled and she
had contracted Hepatitis C.
Advice for Patients
PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS: Queries irk hepatitis
patients- Attorneys telling clients not to
reveal past drug, sexual activity- Southern
Nevada Health District's intent to
embarrass...when it determined what questions to
ask former patients of two Las Vegas
gastroenterology clinics regarding their past
risk factors for hepatitis...
Probe - VA Clinics
Kerry urges probe of unsanitary conditions at VA
2009 GA Med Center Endoscopes
Columbia County Medical Center In Hot Water-GA
officials.. look at a local medical center.
Workers... not have followed proper cleaning
procedures. ..1,300 patients... received this
letter...concerns over the sterilization process
2009 TN VA Wrong Valves
VA mum extent of equipment contamination caused
by wrong valve used during procedures... noticed
wrong valve on the tubing used in colonoscopies
...Health officials have blamed reuse of vials
... jury...ordered Teva ... to pay $356 million
in punitive damages..Baxter...$144 million..
Federal response to Veterans with Hepatitis C
"You've got a demon on your hands," he said.
"You'd better find out where that's coming from
if you can."
HCV after exposure
Approximately 20%...have symptoms... before the
seroconversioN...average time...is approximately
50 days, although it can be as long as nine
VA Defines Hepatitis C Risk Factors
VA Risk factor for HCV disease. HCVets explain
why the source of infection is unknown in so