July 24, 2018 / 3:11 PM / 25 days ago

China's drug regulator to conduct full review of scandal-hit vaccine firm

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China’s food and drug regulator said on Tuesday it will conduct a full review of the production and sales process in a vaccine maker accused of falsifying data.

Boxes of vials containing the rabies vaccines manufactured by the vaccine maker Changsheng Biotechnology, is seen at a local disease prevention and control centre in Huangshan, Anhui province, China July 23, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

State Food and Drug Administration will review the entire process of Changsheng Bio-technology Co Ltd’s vaccine production and sales, it said in a statement posted on its website.

The regulator will also conduct a production review of every vaccine maker in the country to contain potential risks, the statement said.

China’s drug regulator has accused Changsheng of fabricating production and inspection records regarding a rabies vaccine regularly given to infants.

Reporting by Meg Shen; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg

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