UK leader Cameron apologizes for tainted blood scandal

March 25, 2015 5:51 PM

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LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron has apologized to patients who were infected from a contaminated blood scandal during the 1970s and 1980s.

Tainted government blood products and transfusions infected thousands of people with the hepatitis C virus and HIV from 1970 to 1991 — one of the worst treatment disasters in the history of Britain's public health care system.

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