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Bird flu vaccine tested on 200 people without their knowledge

April 7, 2009
Yahoo! News
4/6/2009

Health workers on trial for vaccine scam in Poland

Nine health workers went on trial in northern Poland Monday accused of having tested a vaccine against bird flu on nearly 200 patients without their knowledge, court officials said.

The accused — three doctors and six nurses — are charged with “fraud, creating false documents and delivering health care without authorisation” to 196 patients, judge Piotr Szadkowski of the Torun region told AFP.

If found guilty, they risk up to 10 years in jail.

All nine accused, some reportedly clad in wigs and sun glasses to avoid being identified, pleaded not guilty.

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