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Pfizer to Pay £50m After Deaths of Nigerian Children in Drug Trial Experiment (251 hits)

by Daniel Howden

Out of court settlement in the case that inspired 'The Constant Gardener'

In real life it was to Nigeria, not Kenya, that Pfizer turned. In 1996, the company needed a human trial for what it hoped would be a pharmaceutical "blockbuster", a broad spectrum antibiotic that could be taken in tablet form. The US-based company sent a team of its doctors into the Nigerian slum city of Kano in the midst of an appaling meningitis epidemic to perform what it calls a "humanitarian mission". However the accusers claim it was an unlicensed medical trial on critically-ill children. Read more...

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Tuesday, April 7th 2009 at 10:54AM
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