Argentina – GSK Lab Fined – 14 Babies Died in Illegal Vaccine Experiments During Vaccine Trials By GSK Hired Doctors

GlaxoSmithKline Argentina Laboratories Company was fined 400,000 pesos for irregularities during lab vaccine trials following a report issued by the National Administration of Medicine, Food and Technology (ANMAT in Spanish) for irregularities during lab vaccine trials conducted between 2007 and 2008 that allegedly killed 14 babies. 

The charges in the cases included experimenting with human beings and falsifying parental authorizations in the vaccine-trials conducted by the doctors’ laboratory from 2007 to 2008 for GSK.  15,000 children, under the age of one, from Mendoza, San Juan and Santiago del Estero provinces were included in the research reports Buenos Aires Herald GSK fined over vaccine trials; 14 babies reported dead Tuesday, January 3, 2012 By Javier Cardenal Taján.

Pediatrician Ana Marchese, who reported the case to the Argentine Federation of Health Professionals (FESPROSA), and was working at the Eva Perón children’s public hospital in Santiago del Estero by the time the studies were being conducted, said :

GSK Argentina set a protocol at the hospital, and recruited several doctors working there.”

“These doctors took advantage of the many illiterate parents whom take their children for treatment by pressuring and forcing them into signing these 28-page consent forms and getting them involved in the trials.”

“Laboratories can’t experiment in Europe or the United States, so they come to do it in third-world countries.”

“Once a picked patient arrives, it would automatically disappear to be taken somewhere else in order to be treated by those doctors specially recruited by GSK. These sorts of practices are not legal and occurred without any type of state control, plus they don’t comply with the minimum ethical requirements.”

Colombia and Panama were also chosen by GSK as staging grounds for trials of the vaccine against the pneumococcal bacteria.

An ANMAT press statement indicated the irregularities detected during the COMPASS vaccine trial program were related to “failures in the process of obtaining the necessary consent letters from participants, hence violating the patients’ rights; as well the inclusion of patients that did not fully meet the required clinical conditions to be submitted into the program.” but that “none of the deaths mentioned in the media were related to the vaccines given, since all the involved patients received what is called a blind placebo, which is a simile of the vaccine but without any active substance.”

According to Pharmaceutical Technology:

GlaxoSmithKline was also criticised by Judge Marcelo Aguinsky for keeping inadequate records of the children’s ages and medical histories. It is unknown how many babies suffered serious side effects and adverse reactions from the injections, or if 14 is the true number of babies who died during the trials.

GlaxoSmithKline fined over controversial vaccine trials on Argentine babies 11 January 2012

Read here for full Buenos Aires Herald story:

Buenos Aires Herald GSK fined over vaccine trials; 14 babies reported dead Tuesday, January 3, 2012 By Javier Cardenal Taján.

Other reports include:

GSK malpractice case raises questions about trial standards The Lancet, Volume 379, Issue 9815 Page 508, 11 February 2012

Australia – Unvaccinated Children To Be Banned From Childcare & Fines For Childcare Centres Who Take Them

In New South Wales, Australia, unvaccinated children will be banned from childcare facilities, and centres which enrol them will face fines, after changes to the local laws passed through State cabinet (28 May 2013):  Vaccinate your children or declare why not, parents told  Sydney Morning Herald 29 May 2013; Big win for No Jab, No Play as NSW state cabinet approves tough new vaccination laws Alicia Wood, Jane Hansen and Leigh van den Broeke The Daily Telegraph May 29, 2013

This action follows a campaign by one of the state’s major newspapers, the Daily Telegraph (owned by News Corporation), against parents who refuse to vaccinate their children.  This pro-vaccination campaign has gained the support of both the right (the government) and left wing major political parties.  It allows follows one-sided reporting by other major media outlets including the major daily newspaper, the Sydney Morning Herald, whose medical writer supports vaccinations and the Channel Ten program, the Project, that recently told viewers that it would not allow anti-vaccination supporters on its program.

In such a political and media environment, it would be virtually impossible for reasoned and logical debate to occur on the matter of vaccination adverse reactions and the concern that many people have regarding the potential dangers of vaccinations.