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Nigeria Launches Seven Billion Dollar Case Against Pfizer

t, no matter how long it takes, we will pursue it to its conclusion," Umar said.

Of the 200 children affected, 11 died while many more -- reportedly 181 -- suffered from deafness, paralysis, brain damage and blindness, according to the allegations.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared Trovan for adult use in 1997 and the drug swiftly became established as one of the most prescribed antibiotics in the US market.

It was later associated with reports of liver damage and deaths, prompting the FDA in 1999 to restrict its use to serious adult cases.

That same year, European drug regulators recommended its suspension from the European market, a decision that has since been made permanent, according to the Pfizer website.

The Nigerian government is also suing several of the company's current and former executives, all of whom are represented by different counsel.


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