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Bloody awful: How money and politics contaminated Arkansas's prison plasma program.
August 20, 2007 2:45 PM   Subscribe

Blood Money : A widow is fighting to open records on how tainted blood plasma from Arkansas prisoners entered the U.K. and led to the death of her husband.
posted by thisisdrew (7 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Ryan White also died as a result of tainted Factor VIII.

Also -- MSNBC | Bayer Exposed: HIV contaminated vaccine.
posted by ericb at 3:01 PM on August 20, 2007


BTW -- the videoclip from MSNBC highlights how Bayer knowingly dumped medicine that was known to be contaminated with HIV/AIDS on the Asian and European markets after it killed people in America.
posted by ericb at 3:04 PM on August 20, 2007


New York Times: 2 Paths of Bayer Drug in 80's: Riskier One Steered Overseas (May 2003).

National Hemophilia Foundation: Bayer Continued to Sell Tainted Product to Asia and Latin America After Heat Treated Factor was Available in US, According to New York Times Report (May 2003).
posted by ericb at 3:13 PM on August 20, 2007


X chromosome, you have betrayed me for the last time.
posted by i_am_a_Jedi at 5:17 PM on August 20, 2007


Bayer became part of IG Farben, a conglomerate of German chemical industries which formed the financial core of the Nazi regime. IG Farben owned 42.5% of the company that manufactured Zyklon B [citation needed], a chemical used in the gas chambers of Auschwitz. When the Allies split IG Farben after World War II for involvement in several Nazi war crimes, Bayer reappeared as an individual business. Bayer executive Fritz ter Meer, sentenced to seven years in prison by the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal, was made head of the supervisory board of Bayer in 1956, after his release.
posted by Huplescat at 8:15 PM on August 20, 2007


Really interesting & sad link. Thanks for posting.
posted by theora55 at 3:52 PM on August 21, 2007


Search "bayer" on Dave Emory's For The Record Page for more than you ever wanted to know about Bayer (somewhat speculative theory about underground nazis)
posted by hortense at 6:04 PM on August 21, 2007


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