Chi­nese police ar­rest 37 over vac­cine scandal

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

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.

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