Fourteen dead babies are worth 400,000 pesos.

pesos-argentinos-01The Argentinian division of GlaxoSmithkline Laboratories was fined 400,000 pesos by Judge Aguinsky. Judge Aguinsky based his decision on a report released by the of Medicine, Food and Technology that cited during lab that killed 14 babies.

Two doctors, -Héctor Abate, and Miguel Tregnaghi- were also fined 300,000 pesos each for their role during the and faced charges of experimenting with human beings as well falsifying parental authorizations so babies could participate in the vaccine-trials conducted by the laboratory from 2007 to 2008.

Fifteen thousand children under the age of one, have been included in the that was the basis of the cited , since 2007. The children were recruited from in Mendoza, San Juan and provinces.

A press release from the of Medicine, Food and Technology specified that the during the were related to failures in the process of obtaining the letters from participants, hence violating the patients’ rights; as well the of patients that did not fully meet the required clinical conditions to be submitted into the program.


Bueno Aires Herald


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