SHANGHAI (CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK, REUTERS) – China’s State Drug Administration has launched an investigation of Changchun Changsheng Bio-tech, which was found to have fabricated production records for freeze-dried rabies vaccines for human use. The cases of those suspected of violating laws will be transferred to public security departments, the authority said on Sunday (July 22). Premier Li Keqiang said in an instruction that the vaccine case has crossed a moral line, and the nation deserves a clear explanation, the State Council said on its website on Sunday. “We will resolutely crack down on illegal and criminal acts that endanger the safety of peoples’ lives, resolutely punish lawbreakers according to the law, and resolutely and severely criticise dereliction of duty in supervision,” he was quoted as saying. The State Council should immediately send a group to investigate to uncover the truth as soon as possible, and any wrongdoing will be severely punished regardless of who is involved, Mr Li said. The scandal erupted a week ago, after major vaccine maker Changsheng Bio-tech, the parent company of Changchun Changsheng Bio-tech, was found to have violated standards in making rabies vaccine for humans. There did not appear to be reports, however, of… Read full this story
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