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Three Russian doctors face trial for vaccine tests

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39185.497824.DB (Published 19 April 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:817
  1. Andrew Osborn
  1. Moscow

    Three Russian doctors face a criminal trial after being accused of endangering children's health in the course of trials of vaccines for the drug company GlaxoSmithKline. If convicted they could be sentenced to up to six years in prison.

    Prosecutors in the southern Russian city of Volgograd allege that the doctors tested GlaxoSmithKline vaccines on young babies who were not fully healthy and that parents' consent was not sought. The three doctors and GlaxoSmithKline deny any wrongdoing …

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