Healthcare firm formerly linked to Revlon gave British patients blood it knew

Leaked documents reveal executives instead focused on sales figures and worried about their “market share”. In the 1980s, lipstick maker Revlon operated a separate healthcare company which made blood plasma products under the name Armour Pharmaceuticals. But some batches were contaminated with viruses like HIV or Hepatitis C which was passed on to British patients. At least 2,500 people died in the scandal, which… A pharmaceutical firm formerly owned by an arm of cosmetics giant Revlon knew its medical products were infecting British patients with Hepatitis C but failed to warn the public. The products were imported to Britain and given to haemophiliacs as a treatment to help their blood clot.