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Verdict expected in French growth hormone trial

Verdict expected in French growth hormone trial

A French court will give its ruling in a trial over the deaths of at least 114 people who caught a brain-destroying disease after being treated with tainted human growth hormones.
The verdict expected Wednesday follows a 16-year investigation into the deaths from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, or CJD.
Six doctors and pharmacists are facing charges including manslaughter and deception.
The case stems from a 20-year program that involved collecting hormones from the pituitary glands of human corpses to treat thousands of French children who suffered from a deficiency in the secretion of growth hormone.
The program ended in 1988 after contaminated growth hormones were linked to CJD, a fatal brain disease.


Updated : 2021-04-22 07:26 GMT+08:00