Problem

Defective medical devices

Other Names:
Harmful medical products
Hazardous medical drugs
Incidence:

The names of drug manufacturers who produce products from bovine materials have been quashed by the UK inquiry into the handling of the BSE epidemic. Their identity is protected by confidentiality clauses in the Medicines Act. Three products could have been made using potentially dangerous materia from infected cattle: a skin test for tuberculosis, a measles vaccine and a vaccine to prevent diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
25.09.2019 – 17:25 CEST