Pfizer nears $75m Nigeria settlement | guardian.co.uk
Le responsable de Pfizer explique aux américains que le #laboratoire_pharmaceutique a engagé des enquêteurs pour tenter de découvrir des « liens de corruption » concernant le procureur général fédéral du #Nigéria (qui poursuit Pfizer) et « fuiter » les révélations dans la presse pour faire pression sur lui.
[Pfizer Country Manager] Liggeri said Pfizer was not happy settling the case, but had come to the conclusion that the $75 million figure was reasonable because the suits had been ongoing for many years costing Pfizer more than $15 million a year in legal and investigative fees. According to Liggeri, Pfizer had hired investigators to uncover corruption links to Federal Attorney General Michael Aondoakaa to expose him and put pressure on him to drop the federal cases. He said Pfizer
Comme pour le cas de Shell, ce qui est assez sidérant (ou pas du tout), c’est qu’une entreprise vienne se vanter auprès de l’ambassade américaine de telles pratiques.
L’article du Guardian sur l’affaire donne des infos sur l’affaire qui concerne Pfizer :
While many thousands fell ill during the Kano epidemic, Pfizer’s doctors treated 200 children, half with Trovan and half with the best meningitis drug used in the US at the time, ceftriaxone. Five children died on Trovan and six on ceftriaxone, which for the company was a good result. But later it was claimed Pfizer did not have proper consent from parents to use an experimental drug on their children and there were questions over the documentation of the trial. Trovan was licensed for adults in Europe, but later withdrawn because of fears of liver toxicity.