Chinese police arrest 37 over vaccine scandal
Police in East China’s Shandong province have detained 37 suspects implicated in a vaccine scandal that has shocked the nation and raised questions about vaccine safety.
Shandong police announced last month that they had arrested a mother and daughter alleged to have illegally sold improperly stored or expired vaccines worth more than 570 million yuan ($88 million) across 20 provincial-level regions since 2011.
Three pharmaceutical companies are being investigated by police, according to the work group handling the case.
No more side effects have been detected among the patients vaccinated with suspected illegal vaccines, an official at the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) said Wednesday.