Pfizer settles with victims of Nigerian drug trial

  title={Pfizer settles with victims of Nigerian drug trial},
  author={Jeanne Lenzer},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  • J. Lenzer
  • Published 16 August 2011
  • Medicine
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
The drug company Pfizer has paid out $175 000 (£107 000; €120 000) to each of four families whose children died during a study of an experimental antibiotic in Kano, Nigeria. But the settlement has been strongly criticised by the families involved and by a leading ethicist in the United States, where Pfizer has its headquarters. The study was conducted during a deadly outbreak of meningitis in 1996, when some 200 children were enrolled in the study. Half were given Pfizer’s experimental… 
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