Pimentel demands full refund from Sanofi for Dengvaxia mess

Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III on Sunday called on the Department of Health (DOH) to ask not only for a refund on unused Dengvaxia vaccines, but also for the P3.5 billion cost of the entire contract.   Pimentel's statement came on the heels of DOH's announcement that it has issued demand letters asking the controversial anti-dengue vaccinemanufacturer,SanofiPasteur,to refund the P1.4 billion cost of the vaccines that remain unused and to conduct serotesting of the children who were given the vaccine.   "All the vaccines were defective from the very beginning. Therefore, under our laws, we should demand the whole P3.5 billion we paid them and not j...

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