Nigeria Refiles Suit Against Pfizer, Alleging Fraud

The Associated Press reports that the Nigerian government has withdrawn its original Trovan lawsuit and added a fraud charge. Government spokesmen allege that they have uncovered evidence suggesting that Pfizer bypassed company rules requiring family consent before beginning experimental treatments. The government withdrew its original lesser charge of "fraudulent representation," filing the new one hours later.  More from The Jurist, University of Pittsburgh's legal news site. -AMS