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2 Sep 2001

Adrian Michaels and David Firn, Financial Times

Pfizer suit adds to pressure on industry

The lawsuit, filed on behalf of 30 Nigerian families, alleges Pfizer violated their human rights when it set up a clinic to give Trovan, an experimental antibiotic, to 200 children during a meningitis epidemic that swept the north of the country in 1996. Lawsuits have already been filed in Nigeria, but last week, in a sign the company may face far greater damages, the first suit was filed in the US. The families say Pfizer did not obtain "informed consent" before administering the treatment.

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Pfizer lawsuit (re administration of experimental drug in Nigeria, filed in USA)

Pfizer lawsuit (re administration of experimental drug in Nigeria, filed in Nigeria)