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Nigeria Sues Pfizer over experiment leading to children's deaths and disabilities update

June 18 2007 at 8:51 PM
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Nigeria Sues Pfizer Over Drug Study

Associated Press
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ABUJA, Nigeria -- The Nigerian government filed a lawsuit Monday against Pfizer Inc., asking for $7 billion in damages over allegations the pharmaceutical company conducted a drug experiment that led to deaths and disabilities among children more than a decade ago, court papers showed.

The civil case filed in the capital, Abuja, is separate from a legal challenge launched in the northern state of Kano that seeks $2 billion from Pfizer, although all the cases stem from the same mid-1990s drug study. Pfizer has denied the charges in the Kano case, which are substantively similar to those in the Abuja-based ...

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