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Nigerians in drug trial take their case to US court

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 26 April 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:899
  1. Abiodun Raufu
  1. Lagos

    The families of 52 children who were part of a Pfizer drug trial seven years ago in Kano, northern Nigeria, have taken the multinational drug company to a district court in the US state of Connecticut to demand compensation for damage allegedly sustained during the drug trials.

    Pfizer tested its drug trovafloxacin (Trovan) in some children at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Kano in 1996 during an epidemic of meningitis. Many of the children died, while several others developed permanent mental and …

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