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Drop charges in CRC blood case.

Six charges against Roger Perreault, the former national medical director of the Canadian Red Cross Society's blood transfusion services have been dropped. The charges were related to the mid-1980s tainted blood scandal.

Perreault had earlier been acquitted by the Ontario Superior Court on 4 charges of criminal negligence causing bodily harm and 1 charge of common nuisance.

Perreault's lawyer, Edward Greenspan, told the court that charges should never have been laid. "Not every tragedy requires a scapegoat or necessitates a finding of blameworthiness."
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Title Annotation:HEALTH
Publication:Community Action
Date:Mar 20, 2008
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