DC ap­peals court re­vives case ac­cus­ing phar­mas of fi­nanc­ing ter­ror at­tacks

A phar­ma-re­lat­ed ter­ror case that has been more than five years in the mak­ing has a new life — thanks to DC’s fed­er­al ap­peals court.

The case in­volves ac­cu­sa­tions against As­traZeneca, Pfiz­er, Roche, J&J and oth­er phar­ma com­pa­nies for fi­nanc­ing ter­ror­ists who ei­ther in­jured or killed Amer­i­can cit­i­zens. The com­pa­nies de­nied the al­le­ga­tions.

In the orig­i­nal 200+ page com­plaint filed in Oc­to­ber 2017, staff sergeant Joshua Atch­ley, along­side more than 100 oth­er plain­tiffs, al­leged that sev­er­al mas­sive phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pa­nies were mak­ing “cor­rupt pay­ments” to Iraq’s Min­istry of Health in or­der to gain con­tracts.

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