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Safety inspectors fail 100,000-plus doses of rabies vaccines
Drug regulators have denied market access to more than 100,000 doses of rabies vaccines produced in northeastern China in the past month, it was revealed on Nov 20.
Some 43,510 doses from Maifeng Bio Tech Co failed premarket safety and efficacy checks on Oct 29, as did 57,290 doses from Zhuoyi Biological Co on Nov 11. Both manufacturers are based in Changchun, Jilin province.
The checks were conducted by the National Institutes for Food and Drug Control, which released the information about the substandard vaccines on its website.
On Oct 23, the authority also denied market access to 77,516 doses of a rabies vaccine made by Chengda Biotech in Shenyang, Liaoning province.
China tightened supervision of vaccines this year after a scandal involving Changsheng Bio-tech Co, a major vaccine maker that was found producing substandard products…
Updated: 2018-11-22 (en.nhc.gov.cn)
NHC vice-minister attends launching ceremony of HIV testing campaign
The launching ceremony of a one-month campaign on HIV testing is held on Nov 20 in Beijing.
Wang Shenghe, vice-minister of China’s National Health Commission, addressed a launching ceremony of a month-long national HIV testing and consulting campaign on Nov 20 in Beijing.
The campaign was designed to publicize Dec 1 as World AIDS Day and to raise public awareness of HIV testing so that voluntarily testing will become more common…