Chinese Vaccine Maker Fined a Record $1.3 Billion

Chinese Vaccine Maker Fined a Record $1.3 Billion

The Chinese government has imposed a fine of more than $1.3 billion on a Changchun Changsheng Biotechnology Co. Ltd. of Jilin Sheng, China for manufacturing faulty rabies vaccines.1 The company was found to have falsified production and inspection data for 113,000 of its Vero cell-based human rabies vaccines.2

According to the AFP news service, food and drug regulators in China found Changchun Changsheng responsible for “wrongly mixing stock solutions, modifying centrifuges, and ‘destroying hard drives and evidence to conceal illegal actions'”.3 4

The fine against the pharmaceutical company, which is a subsidiary of Changsheng Biotech Co. Ltd., is the most stringent ever imposed on a vaccine maker.1

Jilin Province Food and Drug Administration (JFDA) revoked Changchun Changsheng’s license and confiscated $273 million in profits earned from selling illegally manufactured drugs.4 The government has also banned the company’s chairwoman Gao Junfang and fourteen other executives from working in China’s vaccine industry.1

The record fine and license revocation sends a strong message to Chinese vaccine makers that future safety violations will not be tolerated suggested Wang Yuedan Wang, professor of immunology at Peking University. Prof Wang said:

The government is imposing this heavy punishment to build effective order. From now on, no one will dare to touch this high-voltage wire.1

This rabies vaccine scandal comes amidst outrage of another vaccine scandal in China earlier this year. The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) found that Wuhan Institute of Biological Products Co. Ltd. of Wuhan, China had distributed 500,000 “substandard” doses of the diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus (DPT) vaccine.4 5

In a recent TIME article, Eli Meixler noted that the latest vaccine scandal in China has “reignited long-held fears over fake medicine and distrust in China’s scandal-plagued health and food authorities.” Meixler specifically referenced 2008 when “six children died and 300,000 became unwell after drinking contaminated milk powder formula” and, in 2016, when”$90 million worth of improperly stored vaccines were found to have been sold around the country.”4


References:

1 Wee SL. China Imposes Record Fine on Vaccine Maker Over Safety Scandal. The New York Times Oct. 17, 2018.
2 Cáceres M. Vaccine Scandal in China Crosses “Moral Bottom Line”. The Vaccine Reaction July 25, 2018.
3 AFP. China fines pharma firm $1.3 billion in vaccine scandal. MSN Oct. 16, 2018.
4 Meixler E. Outrage in China Over Latest Vaccine Scandal. TIME July 23, 2018.
5 Cáceres M. Defective DTaP Vaccines in China Due to “Uneven Ratio of Liquid”. The Vaccine Reaction Aug. 3, 2018.

4 Responses to "Chinese Vaccine Maker Fined a Record $1.3 Billion"

  1. DG   October 25, 2018 at 8:33 am

    Why do we manufacture our drugs in countries that do not like the USA? Wouldn’t it be a prime area for bioterrorism in infecting our medicines?

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    • Health Bites Online   October 26, 2018 at 6:18 am

      I suppose America should just stick to producing their own shoddy vaccines to kill their own people?

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    • Jack Heginbotham RN   October 26, 2018 at 8:33 am

      Vaccines manufactured in the USA are prime targets for bio-terrorism and ALWAYS have been. The industry NEVER cultures their final product for viral contamination. The FDA has never required it so the vaccine manufacturers never do it. I think viral contamination is common and the reason so many people complain of becoming ill after being vaccinated…

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  2. Jo   October 27, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    OF COURSE Chinamanlandiana is full of tools; they imitate. OTHER Asian countries MAY innovate, but China is mostly an imitator. (Nothing should ever have been greedily outsourced to ASIA, though they still would have stolen and copied all intellectual property.) China and other still-COMMUNISTS answer to NO international tribune.
    _ You BETTER hope they self-police, for whatever reason.
    _ Usually it’s pets or what, but recall there was less censoring in the mid-2000s, and the Chinese kids’ cough syrup with anit-freeze killed 300 kids in Panama, before they figured out what. AND they was similar bad toothpaste, etc. Not only dog food.

    BUT IF HONEST SCIENCE WAS USE, ALL U.S. AND E.U. COMPANIES WOULD HAVE SIMILAR HORRIBLE “Quality” RECORDS—–ON THE VACCINES FOR HUMANS.
    _ FOR SEVERAL DECADES, IT’S BEEN COVERED UP, TO IMPROVE THE BANKING. CONgressjacks and the EXECUTIVE BRANCH “Agencies” ARE SO DIRTY, they can never tell or admit or stop covering it up.
    _ If TV could be honest, the commercials would say, ‘Have you been injured by “YOUR” Flu Vaccine? If not, take TWO.’
    Incredibly, even our top military is in on it, perhaps ashamed of the lies they promoted for Anthrax vaccine.

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