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Sanofi rejects refund demand faces Philippine suit over dengue vaccine
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi on Monday rejected a Philippine government demand to return tens of millions of dollars paid for a dengue vaccine after the programme was suspended over health concerns. The Philippines had asked Sanofi to refund 3.2 billion pesos ($62 million) spent on injecting more than 830,000 schoolchildren with Dengvaxia after the company said last year the vaccine could worsen symptoms in some cases. Sanofi last month agreed to reimburse the Philippine government half the total sought, for leftover doses of Dengvaxia. read more


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