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Economy and Society: January 12, 2012‎

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The Health Ministry’s investigation, headed by the Ministry’s Director General Dr. Roni Gamzu, into what has come to be known as “the Eltroxin affair” criticizes senior ministry officials and pharmaceutical companies involved in handling the reformulation of the synthetic thyroid hormone replacement and its implications for Israeli patients. The report found that the pharmacy department at the Health Ministry was not well prepared for risk management and handling reports of side effects. The report further found that HMOs are not obligated to report side effects, and that some of the doctors administering the drug did not know how to deal with the patients’ complaints, despite the claim by Perrigo that it had briefed the doctors twice about the changes in the drug’s composition.

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January 12th, 2012 at 6:02 pm