Irish adoptee sues GlaxoSmithKline
An Irish woman now living in Philadelphia is suing a major drug company and a Catholic order claiming she was used as a guinea pig in a drug experiment while a baby in Ireland in 1960 and 1961.
She claims that a major U.S, drug company GlaxoSmithKline used Irish babies in homes for single mothers run by Catholic orders to experiment with a four in one shot against childhood diseases. The shots were later found to be less effective than the standard treatment…
The trial sought to find out what would happen if four vaccines for diphtheria (a life-threatening disorder caused by a highly contagious bacterial infection), pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus and polio were combined in one overall injection, known as the four-in-one shot. Read more in the Irish Central.