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Philippines charges 9 for death-causing recklessness
Published on: Saturday, February 22, 2020
By: The Philippine Star
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MANILA: The Department of Justice charged Rep. Janette Garin (Iloilo, 1st District) and nine others on reckless imprudence resulting to homicide over the controversial anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia.

In a press release Friday, DOJ said that state prosecutors found probable cause to indict Garin, former Health secretary, and officials of Department of Health, Food and Drug Administration, Research Institute for Tropical Medicine and Sanofi Pasteur Inc. for reckless imprudence resulting to homicide.

“The Panel [of prosecutors] concluded that the accomplishment of the procurement process for the Dengvaxia vaccine, with undue haste, within a limited timeframe, and despite the red flags known to Garin and other respondents, amounted to reckless imprudence,” DOJ said.

DOJ also said that state prosecutors indicted the president of Sanofi Pasteur for violating the Consumer Act of the Philippines “for manufacturing the Dengvaxia vaccine which poses certain risks to seronegatives, or to those who have not previously contracted the Dengue disease.”



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