Controversy Still Simmers Over Plan to Build Plasma-Fractionation Plant in Nova Scotia


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Abstract

Controversy still simmers over a plan by the Canadian Red Cross Society and a US biopharmaceutical manufacturer to build a plasma-fractionation plant near Halifax. The unilateral decision to go ahead with the plant was taken as the Krever inquiry into Canada's blood-supply system was holding public hearings across the country. A panel created to evaluate the proposal has supported the fractionation plant, but made additional recommendations concerning product pricing, research and development, plasmapheresis centres and membership of the Board of Directors.

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