Nigerian court orders halt to Pfizer DNA test
A Nigerian court has ordered…Pfizer to halt DNA tests to determine compensation related to children who died or were deformed during a drug trial, court papers showed…The temporary order was in response to a case filed by lawyers of families of 192 victims of the drug test who want a halt to the DNA tests that are needed for identification of victims and relatives. The High Court…granted an interim order barring Pfizer from "continuing to conduct any tests . . . particularly DNA tests on any of the applicants," it said…Pfizer denied any wrongdoing, insisting that the trial was conducted with the consent of the Nigerian government and conformed to ethical guidelines.