BUSINESS
03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Pfizer Fights To Keep Employees Out Of Nigerian Jail

Pfizer said it would fight a Nigerian court order that could jail three employees who had failed to appear at a trial over whether the company had improperly tested an experimental drug on Nigerian children. The employees did not receive summonses to appear at last month's trial, Pfizer said. The state of Kano is demanding $2.75 billion from Pfizer, which it says used an untested meningitis drug in a 1996 outbreak. Pfizer has said its use of the drug obeyed government rules and saved lives.

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