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Japan Faces Suits By Possible Million-Plus Hepatitis B Carriers

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Although Japanese authorities settled a group of hepatitis C cases out of court, it still could be sued by more than a million hepatitis B patients. A suit is expected to be filed in Sapporo District Court seeking compensation for several hepatitis B patients who assert they contracted the virus through mandatory vaccinations. The several plaintiffs in that suit seek between $152,000 and $606,000 in compensation in addition to help in treating their disease. The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry estimates more than 1 million hepatitis B carriers in Japan. (Click here for more



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