Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Supreme Court UPHOLDS International Right to Sue Pfizer in U.S. Courts

The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday upheld an appeals court decision to allow Nigerian families to sue Pfizer in U.S. courts due to international law violations. Pfizer conducted unethical clinical trials on Nigerian children using a drug called Trovan in 1996 resulting in deaths of 11 children and leaving many other children blind, deaf, paralyzed or brain damaged. Whistleblower and medical doctor, Dr. Juan Walterspiel warned top level Pfizer management regarding the unethical trial, but Pfizer proceeded anyway, terminating Walterspiel. The case is Pfizer vs. Abdullahi, 09-34. For more see this article:

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