Russia probes “illegal” tests of Glaxo vaccines

Thanks to Bob Fiddaman (again) for bringing this story to my attention…

On the Reuters website you can read the whole story by Olesya Dmitracova

MOSCOW, March 2 – Russian prosecutors are investigating a local hospital on suspicions it illegally tested vaccines made by GlaxoSmithKline Plc on toddlers, making them ill and hampering their development.

Europe’s biggest drugmaker denied the claims and said there was no evidence of adverse events or misconduct in the way the study had been carried out.

Glaxo vaccines were tested on more than 100 children between one and two years of age at the hospital in Volgograd after Russian health authorities approved the trials in 2005.

But prosecutors claim parents were not properly informed and they thought these were routine vaccinations.

According to the prosecutors, Glaxo paid the clinic in southwestern Russia $50,000 to conduct the trials, which made some children ill.

No comment.

4 Responses to “Russia probes “illegal” tests of Glaxo vaccines”

  1. truthman30 Says:

    GSK has been the subject of many a sinister story…
    It just amazes me how they get away with it..

  2. ROBERT FIDDAMAN Says:

    Because they have the backing of the Medicines Regulator

    Fid

  3. truthman30 Says:

    Yeah, and the Government…

  4. truthman30 Says:

    http://seroxatkillsbabies.wordpress.com/2007/03/02/hello-world/

    I have set up a new blog ( above) in order to document the malformations of babies exposed to Seroxat in the womb…


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