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    Default Fuck Pfizer: Villagers In Nigeria Reject Faulty Pfizer Settlement For Deaths

    In today's news, the pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer, who has infected an employee with an AIDs-like virus, has also had their settlement rejected.

    To the plaintiffs, I applaud you for this. Obviously rejecting such a shit deal, conducted in a shit way, for these deaths was the right thing for justice. I will highlight certain parts.

    [B]KANO, Nigeria (AFP) – Nigerian families have refused 35 million dollars in compensation from US firm Pfizer over a drug trial blamed for children's deaths due to a DNA testing dispute, their lawyers said Tuesday.

    An out-of-court settlement over a 1996 meningitis drug trial that allegedly left 11 children dead and 189 others deformed was reached last year, but the families' lawyers have now called for a halt to the payouts.

    A letter written by the lawyers from the firm of Streamsowers & Kohn asked a board of trustees appointed by the US pharmaceutical giant and Kano state government to immediately cease processing the compensation.


    "We hereby give you notice on behalf of all our clients...that they...do hereby withdraw their applications to the board for compensation with regard to the injuries they suffered as a result of the Trovan Clinical Trial of 1996," the lawyers said in a letter to the board.

    The letter, seen by AFP, accused Pfizer, among others, of unfairness by insisting on conducting DNA tests on the victims and their families. The DNA tests would be used for identification purposes.

    "We are concerned that your board has accepted Pfizer?s claim to have DNA samples of our clients without independent verification," the letter says.

    "Your board has failed to answer the pertinent question of how it intends to confirm that any DNA samples Pfizer may send are not those of children from other parts of Nigeria or indeed Africa," it added.

    Kano state government had filed criminal and civil suits in April 2007 against Pfizer demanding 2.75 billion dollars in compensation.


    It charged that Pfizer carried out an illegal trial of a meningitis drug, Trovan Floxacin, on 200 children in 1996 during a triple epidemic of meningitis, measles and cholera in which over 12,000 people died.

    Pfizer denied any wrongdoing, insisting that the trial was conducted with the consent of the Nigerian government and conformed to ethical procedures.

    After two years of legal wrangling, Pfizer and Kano reached a 75-million-dollar settlement which included 35 million dollars in compensation to the victims.
    Families of 192 children had sought compensation.

    Kano State last August withdrew a landmark criminal and civil suit against the US drug firm following the deal.
    While the state benefitted, these families have not. As a result, there are no civil lawsuits due to a settlement.

    What happened was that in Nigeria, Pfizer had tested a new drug illegally, and as a consequence had caused severe harm to several children.

    Now fifteen years later, a settlement was underway but is now rejected. I'm not sure where the court is being held, but I honestly hope Pfizer loses much more for this criminal negligence.
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    This is why we have government regulation. Sick bastards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Derurichi View Post
    This is why we have government regulation. Sick bastards.
    200 children potentially effected. Lets see how many people die every year in US because regulations slow down the access of drugs. A direct comparison is between Europe and US where the same drugs are approved much faster. The same rate of recalls is present on both sides, however US has millions of people dying every year needlessly.

    The market regulates bad drugs much better then any fucking government can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StrawberryClock View Post
    What happened was that in Nigeria, Pfizer had tested a new drug illegally, and as a consequence had caused severe harm to several children.
    Well, its certainly what you would like to have happened. You have no evidence to back you up however.

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    This is why we have government regulation. Sick bastards.
    stfu dumbass. Go out back and play catch w/ Amstrup on rte 66.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrawberryClock View Post

    What happened was that in Nigeria, Pfizer had tested a new drug illegally, and as a consequence had caused severe harm to several children.
    Quote Originally Posted by Your Pasted Article
    Pfizer denied any wrongdoing, insisting that the trial was conducted with the consent of the Nigerian government and conformed to ethical procedures.
    Sounds like you are simply stating the plaintiffs' argument as fact on an issue that hasn't yet been determined.
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    Should have just used 1/10 of the proposed settlement money to have the plaintiffs whacked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StainlessSteelRat View Post
    Well, its certainly what you would like to have happened. You have no evidence to back you up however.
    Quote Originally Posted by Slypieguy View Post
    Sounds like you are simply stating the plaintiffs' argument as fact on an issue that hasn't yet been determined.
    I rely on the article, and I would assume a court settlement with the state on the same issue = it probably wasn't legal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrawberryClock View Post
    I rely on the article,
    lol They are reporting second hand info.

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    and I would assume a court settlement with the state on the same issue = it probably wasn't legal.
    Are you kidding me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StainlessSteelRat View Post
    lol They are reporting second hand info.



    Are you kidding me?
    Yeah I sorta recognized my wrongful position on being assured.

    I should look into a more in depth article, but nonetheless Pfizer is still evil.

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    Strawberry, I see you have an extreme raging hatred for the USA. Do you hate the government, citizens, military or all of those things?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seriousbisnis View Post
    Strawberry, I see you have an extreme raging hatred for the USA. Do you hate the government, citizens, military or all of those things?
    Pfizer is a fucking corporation idiot. Its not the USA.

    Like anyone who studies foreign policy and policy in general, I dislike both the government and military. Probably about half of my family members are Americans, so that citizen hating point is invalid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrawberryClock View Post
    Pfizer is a fucking corporation idiot. Its not the USA.

    Like anyone who studies foreign policy and policy in general, I dislike both the government and military. Probably about half of my family members are Americans, so that citizen hating point is invalid.
    Lol, you're quite the little rager aren't you? Nowhere did I imply that Pfizer is the USA, but that doesn't mean I can't ask you. Calm down, smoke some weed and watch some porn. It's good for you. Lighten up, sweetcake. You canucks are so uptight.

    Yeah, I hate my government too. But I don't hate the military, the only people who can decide shit are the 5 star generals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seriousbisnis View Post
    Lol, you're quite the little rager aren't you? Nowhere did I imply that Pfizer is the USA, but that doesn't mean I can't ask you. Calm down, smoke some weed and watch some porn. It's good for you. Lighten up, sweetcake. You canucks are so uptight.

    Yeah, I hate my government too. But I don't hate the military, the only people who can decide shit are the 5 star generals.
    Swearing does not imply raging. I usually swear on forumfall.

    I'm with you on the military, I pretty much just dislike the elites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrawberryClock View Post
    I would assume a court settlement with the state on the same issue = it probably wasn't legal.
    Then you clearly don't understand the legal industry
    It's a shame when people only use "innocent until proven guilty" in cases where they support the defendant.

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    So the big bad drug company tries to actually help by giving a new experimental drug to sick people and it kills a few hundred people. Didn't thousands die because they had no treatment at all? Didn't they all sign waivers?

    Yep.

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