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From: TSS (
Date: August 20, 2004 at 8:41 am PST

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Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2004 10:46:28 -0500
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

Hundreds of children like Caroline had body parts sold to drug companies

18/08/2004 Caroline Keating

By Caroline ODoherty
SHOCKING new allegations have been made that the sale of human tissue to
drugs manufacturers was widespread, involving many hospitals and medical
companies and multiple body parts.
Parents for Justice claims it has information that the practice
continued from the 1960s to as recently as 2000 and that it was carried
on for profit, fuelling a multi-million euro international
pharmaceuticals industry.

Their sources say the trade, previously thought to be confined to
pituitary glands, extended to the supply of thyroid, adrenal and
pancreatic glands, all removed from deceased patients without their
families consent.

If the scale of the practice is as extensive as now feared, it would
mean many hundreds more babies, children and adults than originally
thought had organs removed without permission after their death and
passed on for unauthorised use and commercial gain.

The Department of Health last night urged Parents for Justice to come
forward with any new information it had and said it would investigate
any substantiated claims.

But the group insisted successive Governments must have known about the
practice as it would have required the issuing of export licences.

There has to have been higher knowledge, said chairwoman Fionnuala

The group is threatening to reveal all the hospitals and companies named
to it if they do not voluntarily disclose their involvement. No deadline
has been set for disclosure, but Ms OReilly said: We are not prepared
to wait months.

The claims were made as more hospitals confirmed they supplied pituitary
glands to Pharmacia Ireland, then called Kabi Vitrum, for the
manufacture of human growth hormones between 1977 and 1985.

One hospital, Tralee General, said yesterday it had supplied the glands
to another company, Novo Nordisk - the first such confirmation that more
than one firm was involved.

In common with statements from other health authorities, the Southern
Health Board said the glands were supplied without remuneration, but
Parents for Justice said it had seen evidence that payment was

It was profit, not just to cover the costs, said Ms OReilly.

She said there was a paper trail to back up the sources claims and that
members of the organisation had seen sufficient documentation to
convince them that they need not question the veracity of the information.

We are satisfied that this barbaric practice, which was motivated by
profit, was perpetrated by many hospitals.

This finally explains to the parents in this organisation the reason
why so many organs which were unrelated to the cause of death were
removed, she said.

A Department of Health spokesman said: The minister and department
would have encouraged all parties to be open and transparent and to
disclose all relevant material to the Dunne Inquiry and to give full
co-operation to the inquiry.

STRONG;What the hospitals admitted/STRONG;

Cork University Hospital supplied about 75 pituitary glands to Kabi
Vitrum Pharmaceuticals, now known as Pharmacia. No money was received.

Another company, Novo Nordisk, was given 36 glands by Tralee General
Hospital. No money was received.

Mullingar Regional Hospital admitted it provided pituitary glands to
Kabi Vitrum between 1981 and 1985. There are no records of the numbers
of families involved. No money was received.

Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children in Dublin wrote to around 20
parents to inform them that glands had been taken from their children.

The Coombe Women's Hospital in Dublin admitted it supplied an
undisclosed numer of pituitary glands to a drugs company.

Limerick Regional Hospital admitted it supplied pituitary glands to Kabi
Vitrium during the late 1970s and 1980s.

It contacted 80 families. Admitted it received a small sum for glands.

University College Hospital Galway admitted it entered into an
arrangement in the 1980s with Kabi Vitrum to collect pituitary glands.

An undisclosed number were collected mainly from adults but also
children until 1986. The proceeds went towards the purchase of textbooks.

Beaumont Hospital in Dublin said the former Jervis Street and Richmond
Hospitals, which it replaced, had supplied a number of glands to
Pharmacia for research purposes but it was not possible to identify the
individual patients involved.

STRONG;Carolines story/STRONG;

CAROLINE KEATING died unexpectedly just days short of her second
birthday from a post-operative infection at Dublins Our Ladys Hospital
for Sick Children in 1982.

Her parents Tim and Margaret Keating, from Ballincollig, Co Cork,
received a letter last week saying Carolines pituitary gland was
removed and passed on to Pharmacia Ireland for use in the manufacture of
growth hormones. It seems every organ they looked at, they kept. Were
very hurt. As far as were concerned, they plundered her body, said Tim.

... Children's body parts sold to drug companies. ... manufacturers was
widespread, involving
many hospitals and medical ... to be confined to pituitary glands,
extended to ... - 21k - Aug 18, 2004 -

GE Food Alert Campaign Center - Headlines

... glands were provided by a number of hospitals in Ireland ... Kabi
Vitrum, the company
used the pituitary glands to produce ... the drug, which was then sold
globally. ... - 12k -

RT….ie Health in association with Pfizer

... to around 20 parents to inform them that pituitary glands from their
... that land at
some of the country's psychiatric hospitals could be sold within a year ... - 23k -

IOL: Agony goes on for organ scandal families

... It was revealed in 2000 that a number of hospitals had provided
pituitary glands
to Pharmacia ... We need to know was other human material sold,
transferred or ...
p=y83zxzyy374x&n=183202113794 - 31k -

Pituitary Books / Cushing's Help and Support

... The first edition of the book has sold well, both in ... on a wide
range of issues faced
by pituitary patients, as well as listings of hospitals, medical centers
... - 47k -

Human organs for profit scandal

... organs could be harvested and sold to wealthy ... Asian patients in
the makeshift hospitals
in Mumbai had ... operations, you can get pituitary glands, whatever,"
says ... - 16k -

History and Policy - Policy Papers

... material has been difficult to procure some modern hospitals have
continued ... Lady's
Hospital for Sick Children in Dublin also 'sold' pituitary glands from
dead ... archive/pol-paper-print-03.html - 27k -

April 10

... The hypophysis, or the pituitary gland, is an important ...
principle to the administration
of hospitals and army ... idea, made a model, immediately sold the
patent ... - 27k -

Lilliths Realm - Abortion: Q&A: CHAPTER 25: Fetal and Newborn ...

... For many years, hospitals have frozen and sold them ... recently,
placentas have also
been sold to cosmetic ... their skulls opened and their pituitary glands
removed. ...
AbortionQACHAPTER25FetalandNewbornInfantExperimentation.htm - 22k -

when will the madness end$

I wonder if any of these tissues were screended for TSE?


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