Truth needed on vaccine trials
Published 27/08/2010 | 05:00
THE Government must disclose all that is known about controversial vaccine trials carried out on children in the care of the State in past decades.
The Irish Independent's initial revelations last week about vaccine tests carried out on very young children without their mothers' consent were alarming enough but at least the nature of those tests was known. It is now known that other tests were also conducted at that time, the nature of which is a mystery.
Our initial reports centred on Mari Steed, now aged 50, and three others who are to take legal action in the US courts against a multinational pharmaceutical company, on whose behalf the trials were conducted.