Philippine Dengue Vaccine Criminal Indictments Includes President of Sanofi Pasteur & their FDA

Philippine Dengue Vaccine Criminal Indictments Includes President of Sanofi Pasteur & their FDA

The president of Sanofi Pasteur Inc., along with a former health chief and now politician, Rep Janette Garin have all been indicted by the Department of Justice (DOJ) in the Philippines for reckless imprudence, resulting in homicide as a result of the deaths of children associated with the anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia. As a result of an ongoing investigation, government prosecutors found probable cause to file the charges against the named defendants as well as nine unnamed officials from the Department of Health, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine. Additional Sanofi Pasteur officials were indicted for violations of the Consumer Act of the Philippines.

Current Situation

Known as the Dengvaxia controversy, there were hundreds of deaths associated with a Philippines Deng immunization program in 2017. The Department of Health there ultimately suspended a school-based vaccine program utilizing French drug maker Sanofi Pasteur’s Dengvaxia vaccine due to a number of deaths from various complications that allegedly attributed to the vaccine product. Thereafter, the company went public with a statement that its product, in...

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