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China arrests 125 for tainted vaccines

by Jean-François Tremblay
May 30, 2016 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 94, ISSUE 22

Chinese prosecutors arrested 125 people for illegally selling vaccines and are starting to investigate 37 government officials for negligence and corruption. The arrests come after the disclosure in March of a vast network that sold poorly stored and out-of-date vaccines throughout China since 2011. Unlike compulsory vaccines that are distributed by the government, the defective vaccines were noncompulsory and meant to prevent the spread of diseases including meningitis and rabies. Chinese authorities say they will start to oversee nonessential vaccines.

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