Vaccine against hepatitis B : two laboratories charged

SERIES TITLE: 19 20. National Edition

Following the hepatitis B vaccination campaign in France in the 1990's, 1300 people suffered from neurological side effects, including a thousand cases of end plate sclerosis. The two manufacturers of the vaccine have just been charged with "deceit" and one of them for "manslaughter". This is the first time that a laboratory has been taken to court since the first complaints were made.