Five investigated over vaccine scandal

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Police in Jilin Province on Monday started investigating five people from a local vaccine company over suspected crime in the production of the rabies vaccine for human use.
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Police in northeast China's Jilin Province on Monday started investigating five people from a local vaccine company over suspected crime in the production of the rabies vaccine for human use.

The chairwoman surnamed Gao, and four high-ranking managers of the Changchun Changsheng Life Sciences Limited are under criminal investigation based on a case transferred from the provincial food and drug administration, according to the Changchun New Area branch of the public security bureau of Changchun City.

An official with the China Food and Drug Administration said Sunday they discovered that the company had fabricated production records and product inspection records and arbitrarily changed process parameters and equipment during its production of freeze-dried human rabies vaccines.

The CFDA revoked the company's drug GMP certificate due to its severe violations of laws and regulations, and demanded a recall of all unused vaccines, according to the official.

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