China arrests 37 over $88m expired vaccines scandal

China arrests 37 over $88m expired vaccines scandal

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 12:43 pm

Police in eastern China’s Shandong province have arrested 37 people in connection with 88 million dollars vaccine scandal.

Health authorities said on Wednesday in Beijing that its officers are investigating three pharmaceuticals companies, involved in the scandal.

The authorities said last month that they had arrested two persons on suspicion of illegally selling wrongly stored or expired vaccines.

It said they were reportedly sold in 20 provincial-level regions from 2011.

Authorities said they have ordered drug and health departments to check the manufacturing source of the medicines and take the defective ones off the market immediately.

The investigation centres on 12 vaccines plus other medical products. (dpa/NAN)

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