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Former MHLW Division Head Confirmed Guilty In HIV-Tainted Blood Scandal

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Akihito Matsumura, former head of Japan's Ministry of Health and Welfare's Biologics and Antibiotics Division was found guilty of professional negligence in Japan's HIV-tainted blood scandal. Japan's Supreme Court threw out Matsumura's appeal and maintained his guilty sentence. Matsumura was charged for the death of a hepatitis patient administered non-heat-treated blood products in Osaka in 1986. The case is the first time the Supreme Court ruled on a bureaucrat's personal responsibility for professional negligence. (Click here for more - Japanese language

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