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Japan Refuses Compensation For All Hepatitis C Patients Given Bad Blood (Japan)

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Japan will not compensate all patients given contaminated blood, the Health, Labor and Welfare minister says. The government and drug makers have been making deals to compensate some of the victims of contaminated blood that led them to contract hepatitis C. Many have filed suits, but Minister Yoichi Masuzoe said the government would agree only to compensate certain patients considered eligible and not to accept any settlement that fails to limit government and drug maker responsibility. The decision means a previous out-of-court settlement could collapse. (Click here for more



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