MHRA corrupt....Unelected, Unbalanced and Unaccountable....

MHRA Systematically Tampered with 6000 reports of Adverse Reactions To Declare The Vaccine Safe Millions of Children At Serious Risk...........

The UK media fail to report this kind of news affecting millions of British school children and families despite affecting their own families and networks of relatives in the UK.
In the UK the MHRA first interference was to encourage health professional not to
report adverse reactions. This was done in formal advice issued in the name of Chief Executive Professor Sir Kent Woods telling health professionals that reactions can be “psychogenic” – or in simpler terms a figment of 12 year old schoolgirls’ imaginations and nothing to do with the vaccines   Next the data from over 6000 reports of suspected adverse reactions was systematically altered resulting in the MHRA declaring the vaccine safe when it was not.    The third thing the MHRA staff did was to fix the final figures to make the rate of adverse reactions appear lower by substituting the number of doses given for the number of children receiving the vaccine.Tampering with statistics by basing rates of adverse reactions on doses given reduced the numbers of adverse reactions per child by three times. Woods and Breckenridge cannot claim to be ignorant of those facts. They must know that is the position. Nearly half of all reports included what the MHRA categorised as “psychogenic” symptoms which the MHRA say are “all in the mind” and could not therefore be caused by the vaccine.  The next question is: who instructed staff of the UK’s MHRA systematically to tamper with the reporting systems and with data in reports of adverse reactions by medical professionals to Cervarix HPV vaccines given to millions British Schoolgirls from December 2008 to July 2012? And the next question is who instructed that none of the adverse reaction reports should be followed-up and conditions of the children investigated?  There is little point having drug safety monitoring if the data obtained from it is ignored.  The MHRA hid the conditions in those cases which were reported. Read more

Regulators' trail of deception has been exposed, says chairman
Oct 23, 2012 -
Andrew Miller, the chairman of a parliamentary select committee investigating the sub-standard regulation of medical devices in Britain,has said that a “trail of deception” has been exposed in the system.In the wake of The Daily Telegraph’s disclosures about loopholes in the system, dozens of patients and doctors contacted this newspaper to demand immediate reform.Mr Miller said that the investigation had exposed behaviour that is “not within the current spirit of the regulation and my judgment of that is it is not within the legal interpretation of the regulation”.Read more

31-Jan-2012
  Horton said: “The MHRA has been well aware of the risks of serious device failures for some time, but it has barely begun to address these concerns. The operating principal at the MHRA seems to be: do nothing until something goes wrong. The MHRA’s mission is ‘to enhance and safeguard the health of the public by ensuring that medicines and medical devices work and are acceptably safe’. The MHRA is, by its own admission, unable to fulfil this mission.” Currently, the MHRA is the UK’s ‘competent authority’ for device safety and reports directly to the Secretary of State. However, the actual assessment of the technologies is carried out by 70 ‘Notified Bodies’ across Europe, which are responsible for issuing the CE Mark certificates. -Horton said: “In other words, device regulation in the UK is outsourced to third-party organisations which may be operating to different standards. The MHRA periodically audits Notified Bodies, but does not itself, unlike for medicines, scrutinise safety and effectiveness data.” Last summer similar fears over regulatory failings were raised by the UK Committee on the Safety of Devices. Minutes of a meeting in July 2011 state: “The CE marking provides a smoke-screen for faulty and dangerous devices that place patients and surgeons at risk. This is not just a UK problem, this is a worldwide global problem that needs to be dealt with.”

January 14, 2012
For those of you late to the party, the MHRA is supposed to be here to protect patients by licencing and regulating medicines (and medical devices) to make sure they are safe. Over the years I have followed the work of MHRA (collected posts are here) and I have to say the organisation is useless. It protects nothing but the interests of the pharmaceutical industry. That’s not surprising since the pharmaceutical industry completely funds the licencing and regulation work and many ex big pharma employees now work at the MHRA in very senior positions (Ian Hudson take a bow)

Vital drug data lost as regulator destroys old evidence
7 July 2011   
Senior researchers are calling for legislative change to prevent the UK’s drug regulator from destroying old evidence. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), routinely destroys all the evidence about the benefits and harms of the products it approves after 15 years, Professor Peter G√łtzsche from the Nordic Cochrane Centre in Denmark, revealed this week in a letter in the BMJ..“But the MHRA informed us that it no longer holds the requested reports,” says G√łtzsche.  He explains that, under MHRA record management policy, all application files and data for licences are held for 15 years. After this period, files are destroyed unless there is a legal, regulatory, or business need to keep them, or unless they are considered to be of lasting historic interest...
The British Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has forbidden Swedish authorities to reveal Strattera suicide data. A release in Sweden of data about suicides and suicide attempts from Eli Lilly's Strattera is said to hurt the relations between the two countries.March 10, 2006 - Data about the harmful effects from the ADHD drug Strattera were revealed in a document from 9 December 2005, written by the British MHRA and sent to the Swedish MPA (Medical Products Agency).  The main part of the information was classified and not released. So was, for example, the full assessment of all data about suicidality withheld from the public. That review - on which MHRA based their conclusions - was made by the manufacturer, .And now MHRA has forbidden Sweden to release Lilly's review. In a decision made by the Swedish MPA, as a result of a new FOIA-request, it is written that contact has been taken with the British authority MHRA and that the release of Lilly's suicide review would hurt the relations between the two countries! Thus the review cannot be released. The MHRA, as well as FDA and other national medical agencies are supposed to be "watchdogs", supposed to protect the public from harmful effects of dangerous drugs. That the MHRA now gives directive to other countries to hide the information about Strattera suicide data is a big medical scandal. All information about the harmful effects of this psychiatric drug should now be made public by the medical authorities and an impartial evaluation of the data should be done. Psychiatrist should no longer be allowed to prescribe poisonous drugs to normal children; children who do not have any objective abnormality but whose behaviour are deemed inappropriate.