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1 Dez 2014

This Day (Nigeria)

Nigeria: Pfizer compensates victims of experimental drug, Trovan, administered "without adequate prior consent"

'The day Pfizer's Trovan victims got compensatation', 26 Nov 2014:...[V]ictims of Pfizer’s experimental antibiotic, Trovan, can now smile after the final compensation paid by the multinational pharmaceutical company...In 1996, Pfizer tested the experimental antibiotic Trovan on children during a meningitis outbreak without receiving adequate prior consent...[resulting in] the death of...11 children and harm to dozens of others in the 200-patient trial in Kano...Pfizer in 2009 reached a separate $75 million settlement with Kano State government...to oversee the underwriting of several health care initiatives...[to] benefit the people of the state... [including a] Diagnostic and Disease Control Centre...[with] facilities including: public health laboratory, micro biological reference laboratory, diagnostic centre, 100 beds patient ward facility, ultra-modern kitchen and dining facility, staff quarters and mortuary...The state-of-the-art medical facility...provides facilities for the training of medical doctors and other key health care professionals in the country...