| 30 May 2024, Thursday |

Pfizer accused of paying money to spread lies about AstraZeneca Covid jab

Drug major Pfizer has been accused of paying experts to lie about Covid vaccine made by its rival AstraZeneca. As per the allegations, a panel of experts was paid to state things against AstraZeneca.
AstraZeneca developed the Covid vaccine in a joint effort with Oxford University. Both vaccines, one developed by Pfizer and another by AstraZeneca/ Oxford University were among the first ones to get Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) by the World Health Organisation.
As per accusations against Pfizer, the company paid experts to say that AstraZeneca’s jab would cause cancer and won’t be suitable for use in the case of immunosuppressed patients. The assertions were reportedly made in an educational seminar in Canada.
Pfizer has also been targetted for allegedly selling its vaccine at an inflated price. The vaccine cost just 1 dollar per dose to manufacture but the company charged UK government 29 dollars per dose.
Pfizer has reportedly ‘vehemently denied’ all the accusations. The pharma major has said that they were ‘wrongly attributed’ to it. Pfizer said that the presentations mentioned in the allegations were carried out by a third party. The accusations against Pfizer have reportedly been made in a documentary.