Tuesday, July 24, 2007
As noted by our friends at Mass Tort Litigation Blog, CNN reports that the government of Nigeria plans to refile its suit against the drug company Pfizer and add a claim for fraud. The suit alleges that during a 1996 meningitis epidemic, Pfizer tested the experimental antibiotic Trovan without the consent of the families involved, and that this drug testing contributed to the deaths of several children. Pfizer denies the allegations, and asserts that it had the full consent of the families. More on the original complaint at BBC News.