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GSK was also criticised for keeping inadequate records of the children’s ages, medical histories and previous jabs.
Evidence from Argentina’s medical regulator said that, in a few cases, scientists working for GSK relied on permission from under-age parents or illiterate grandparents, The Times reported.
GSK and two of the scientists who led the trial have been fined a total of one million pesos (£150,000).
Jorge Yabkowsky, president of the Argentine Federation of Health Professionals, told The Times: “These are people who depend entirely on the state apparatus and who are most often illiterate.’