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Ban on Novartis Flu Vaccines Lifted

by Sheela Philomena on  November 10, 2012 at 9:25 AM Drug News   - G J E 4
Italy lifts a ban on the sale of flu vaccines made by Novartis. "The decision was made possible due to in-depth checks which were carried out as a precaution to protect public health," Italy's public agency for pharmaceuticals AIFA said in a statement.
 Ban on Novartis Flu Vaccines Lifted
Ban on Novartis Flu Vaccines Lifted
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Italy's health ministry last month ordered a ban on Aggripal, Fluad and Influpozzi after white particles were seen in syringes carrying the vaccines.

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Austria, Canada, Germany and Switzerland subsequently also ordered temporary bans although some have since been lifted.

Novartis has said it is confident on the "safety and efficacy" of its vaccines.

Source: AFP
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