Philippines DOJ To Charge Former Health Secretary, Other Health Officials, Sanofi Employees Over Deaths Linked To Dengvaxia

CNN Philippines: DOJ finds probable cause to charge Garin, others with reckless imprudence over Dengvaxia mess
“The Department of Justice (DOJ) has found probable cause to charge health officials with reckless imprudence resulting [in] homicide over the controversial Dengvaxia mess. In a resolution dated February 11 and released on Friday, the DOJ panel said it found probable cause to indict former Health Secretary Janette Garin and nine other Department of Health (DOH) officials for violation of Article 365, in relation to Article 49 of the Revised Penal Code. … Aside from [DOH] officials, the resolution also indicted officers from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, and Sanofi Pasteur, Inc…” (3/1).

Reuters: Sanofi ‘strongly disagrees’ with Philippines prosecutors over its dengue vaccine
“Sanofi on Friday said it ‘strongly’ disagreed with the findings made against the company and six of its employees in the Philippines over its controversial dengue vaccine…” (Blamont, 3/1).

Additional coverage of the indictments is available from Agence France-Presse, PhilStar, Reuters, and UPI.

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