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9 Jul 2008

Author:
Hassan Karofi, Daily Trust [Nigeria]

Pfizer: Kano govt, victims reject $10m offer [Nigeria]

Out-of-court settlement talks between pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and the Kano State government broke down at the weekend after the government and representatives of victims’ families turned down an offer of $10 million compensation from the company... [C]hairman of the victims’ association, Alhaji Mustapha Maisikeli...said after a series of meetings...the victims turned down an offer of $10,000 to each victim with minor deformities and $100,000 to each victim with major deformities or death arising from the Trovan drug test of 1996... [C]ounsel to Pfizer...insisted that discussions were on to reach an acceptable settlement between Pfizer and the victims.

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