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18 January 2012

Babies Under the Age of One Recruited for Vaccine Trials

This is a rather troubling news story about the recruitment of babies by a pharmaceutical company for vaccine trials.  In 2007 and 2008, GlaxoSmithKline recruited 15,000 babies under the age of one in Argentina for trials for Synflorix, a bacterial pneumonia and meningitis vaccine.  The 28-page consent form was signed by parents who were illiterate or by individuals who did not have legal custody of the babies.  Parents who took their children to hospital were pressured into signing by doctors.  When babies suffered reactions to the vaccine, doctors conducting the trials did not address the concerns of parents.  Fourteen babies died during the trials.  None of the deaths were caused by the vaccine according to the investigation which followed.

The Argentine health authorities fined GlaxcoSmithKline and two doctors some $240,000, which is an insignificant sum for a pharmaceutical company to pay in damages.  (Click here for the article in full which appeared on Care2 on 8 January 2012 and read this recent comprehensive article from Dr. Mercola about testing dangerous drugs and vaccines on children.

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