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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