Saturday, January 31, 2009
Trovan Lawsuit is Revived
In 2001, a group of Nigerian families sued Pfizer following the deaths of 11 children, and the severe injuries of many more, who had taken part in tests of Trovan, a drug to treat meningitis. The suit also alleged that children in the trial's control group were under-dosed. After years of legal battles, a federal appeals court has allowed the trial to go ahead in the United States, according to the Washington Post.