Friday, February 4, 2011

GlaxoSmithKline not liable to pay Pandemrix damages/ Helsinki Times

UPDATE:  On Feb 8, WHO acknowledged that at least 12 countries were reporting cases of narcolepsy associated with swine flu vaccinations.

From the Helsinki Times, what we already knew and blogged on in 2009 here, here, here, and here finally becomes public knowledge after a vaccine-related, serious illness is identified.  Governments that purchased pandemic swine flu vaccines provided liability waivers to the manufacturers.  Who is now responsible for any deaths and injuries caused by the vaccines?
Finnish medical journal Mediuutiset reported Friday that British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline was not liable to pay compensation for narcolepsy cases potentially caused by the Pandemrix influenza vaccine.
The National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) confirmed that GlaxoSmithKline had been contractually relieved from liability.
Mediuutiset added that other countries had signed similar agreements with vaccine makers.

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