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Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review publishes its recommendations

By July 9, 2020National News

The Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review, chaired by Baroness Julia Cumberlegehas today published its report. Titled “First Do No Harm”, it comes after a two-year review of harrowing patient testimony and a large volume of other evidence concerning three medical interventions: Primodos, sodium valproate and pelvic mesh. 

“First Do No Harm” sets out nine major recommendations to bring much-needed help and support to those who have suffered as a result of these interventions, and to reduce the risk of avoidable harm from medicines and medical devices in the future. 

You can read the full press release, with a summary of recommendations here (opens in a new tab) 

You can read the report as an online pdf here (opens in a new tab)

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