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Britain slammed in inquiry for infecting thousands with tainted blood and covering up the scandal

Britain slammed in inquiry for infecting thousands with tainted blood and covering up the scandal

LONDON (AP) — British authorities and the country’s public health service knowingly exposed tens of thousands of patients to deadly infections through contaminated blood and blood products, and hid the truth about the disaster for decades, an inquiry into the U.K.’s infected blood scandal found Monday. An estimated 3,000 people in the United Kingdom are...

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What happened in the UK’s infected blood scandal from the 1970s to ’90s?

What happened in the UK’s infected blood scandal from the 1970s to ’90s?

LONDON (AP) — The final report of the U.K.’s infected blood inquiry was published on Monday, nearly six years after it began looking into how tens of thousands of people contracted HIV or hepatitis from transfusions of tainted blood and blood products in the 1970s and 1980s. The scandal is widely seen as the deadliest...

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The U.K. to Vote on World’s Only Generational Smoking Ban

The U.K. to Vote on World’s Only Generational Smoking Ban

The U.K. House of Commons voted Tuesday to advance the “Tobacco and Vapes Bill” that would make it illegal for anyone born in 2009 or beyond to buy tobacco and add restrictions to vaping. Legislators voted in favor of the bill in a 383- to-67 vote.   The bill would amount to an effective lifetime ban...