DOJ wraps up prelimDengvaxia probe

December 15, 2019

THE fourth batch of criminal complaints lodged against individuals implicated in the deaths of school children inoculated with anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia is now deemed submitted for resolution.

The Department of Justice, which was probing the case filed by the families of victims through the Public Attorney’s Office,  wrapped up the preliminary investigation last Friday.

The respondents were charged with reckless imprudence resulting in homicide under Article 365 of the Revised Penal Code, torture resulting in the death of a person and torture committed against children under Republic Act 9745, the Anti-Torture Act of 2009, and for violating RA 7394, the Consumer Act of the Philippines, particularly, the mislabeling of drugs and devices, liability for defective products, and liability for product and service imperfection.