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China Levies $1.3B Fine On Company Responsible For Faulty Vaccines

New York Times: China Imposes Record Fine on Vaccine Maker Over Safety Scandal
“China has imposed a potentially crippling $1.3 billion fine on the company responsible for faulty vaccines given to hundreds of thousands of children, sending its strongest signal yet of a stricter legal environment for the scandal-prone industry. The fine against the Changchun Changsheng Biotechnology Company dwarfs previous penalties imposed on vaccine makers embroiled in safety scandals…” (Wee, 10/17).

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