Monday, October 13, 2008

Making Flu Pay in China

Starting in 2012, Sanofi-Aventis will start selling regular flu vaccine in China from a factory it is building in the southern city of Shenzhen (the provincial capital of Guangdong, located near Hong Kong). Given the latest spate of bad news on food safety in China, there's bound to be a lot of scrutiny about on the quality of their manufacturing process--from the farms that provide the eggs for growing the virus to whatever adjuvents they may or may not use. And let's not forget Guangdong's unfortunate history with SARS.

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