Italy lifts ban on Novartis flu vaccine

ROME Fri Nov 9, 2012 7:39am EST

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ROME Nov 9 (Reuters) - Italian health authorities lifted a ban on Novartis's flu vaccines on Friday after accepting that the drugmaker had showed they posed no risk to safety.

Italy last month banned the sale of four anti-influenza vaccines produced by Novartis pending tests for possible side effects after small particles were found in some of the injections.

The Italian pharmaceutical agency, a government body, said in a statement it had lifted the ban "following careful checks on the documentation produced by the company."

(Reporting by Gavin Jones)

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