Posts Tagged ‘medicine’

3 European scientists share Nobel medicine prize

Written on October 6th, 2008 by
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STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Three European scientists shared the 2008 Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for separate discoveries of viruses that cause AIDS and cervical cancer, breakthroughs that helped doctors fight the deadly diseases. American scientist... Read More | Share

Nigerian Officials Quit Settlement Talks With Pfizer Over Drug Trials

Written on December 5th, 2007 by
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Officials in Nigeria's northern Kano State have ended out-of-court settlement talks with the U.S. drug company, Pfizer, over a 1996 drug trial that allegedly killed 11 children. Kano Attorney General Aliyu Umar said Wednesday that the state will no... Read More | Share

Vaccine-Derived Virus Threatens Nigeria's Polio Campaign

Written on October 28th, 2007 by
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A rare outbreak of vaccine-derived polio in Nigeria has prompted fears that current efforts to eradicate the disease in northern part of the country could suffer a major setback. The World Health Organization says 69 children in Nigeria caught the... Read More | Share

Nigeria Readies For Pfizer Battle

Written on October 4th, 2007 by
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Thirteen-year-old Firdausi Abdullahi is severely mentally handicapped, suffering from a condition her mother claims is a result of scientific negligence. Zainab Abdullahi says Firdausi was used along with 200 other children as "guinea pigs" to test a... Read More | Share

Nigeria files $7 billion suit on U.S. drug maker – More Health News –

Written on July 21st, 2007 by
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ABUJA, Nigeria - Government lawyers filed a new $7 billion civil lawsuit Friday against Pfizer Inc., adding a 1more serious fraud charge to their allegations that the U.S. drug maker did not properly obtain consent from families while testing an... Read More | Share

Pfizer wins early Nigeria battle

Written on June 27th, 2007 by
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A Nigerian court has refused to allow more cases to be added to a lawsuit against a pharmaceutical giant accused of improper drugs trials on children. Pfizer lawyers argued in Abuja that the amendments had been improperly filed. The Nigerian... Read More | Share

In Gambia, AIDS cure or false hope? –

Written on March 21st, 2007 by
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By Jeff Koinange CNN BANJUL, Gambia (CNN) -- At the only hospital in the capital of this tiny West African nation, a 3-year-old AIDS patient named Suleiman receives his daily dose of medication -- a murky brown concoction of seven herbs and spices... Read More | Share

Vanguard – Technology : MTN budgets N300m to fight HIV/AIDS in Nigeria

Written on November 6th, 2006 by
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