TrialSite News reported on the dengue vaccine deaths in the Philippines Islands. Recently the Philippine government announced it would file criminal charges against six Sanofi Pasteur executives over the deaths of the children injected with its Dengvaxia anti-dengue vaccine. As reported in New Straits Times, Philippine prosecutors believe they possess enough materials to hold Sanofi officials criminally liable and charges of “reckless imprudence resulting to homicide” are going to be filed in court. These charges are based on the deaths of 10 children. The penalty for the executives could range up to 6 years in prison. Of note, Philippines government will come after current and former Philippines health department officials.
Sanofi Pasteur’s position is that its vaccines are safe and noted back in March 2018 that “no causal-related deaths were reported in 15 countries after clinical trials were conducted for more than a decade with 40,000 subjects involved.