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1 Mai 2014

Danjuma Abdullahi, Press TV (Iran)

Hearing against US drug corporation starts in Nigeria

The hearing is underway in the case against Pfizer pharmaceuticals which was refiled by members of the Trovan Victims Forum. The families claim the American pharmaceutical corporation has not compensated them as it agreed to, following an out of court settlement in 2009…Pfizer had agreed to pay seventy five million dollars following the illegal testing of antibiotic Trovan on two hundred Nigerian children in 1996 which caused the death of 11 children and left many deformed. But the victims’ families say that Pfizer did not follow the terms of the agreement as it introduced a stringent DNA testing and other criteria as preconditions for paying the compensation. Under the out of court settlement agreement, Pfizer was obliged to spend thirty thousand dollars on building a children's hospital in Kano and to pay another thirty five thousand dollars as compensation…