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European Medical Agency (EMA) An investigation will begin next week on whether clinical trials of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine violated ethical or scientific standards. The report was published by the Financial Times on Wednesday (7).
The Russian government stated that military and civil servants participated in the study. Reuters reported that some participants said they were pressured by the owners to participate.
Kirill Dmitryk, head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, which paid for the tests, denied to the Financial Times that there was coercion, saying: “There was no pressure [sobre os participantes] And Sputnik V complies with all clinical practices ”.
The conclusion of the EMA is necessary when conducting a clinical trial, before the agency issues a decision on approval for the use of Sputnik V in European countries.. However, Hungary and Slovakia have already purchased Russian vaccine supplements, which have been separately approved by national governments.
Dimitrique told the British newspaper that Spic V had already been approved in 59 countries.