Canada and Switzerland lift Novartis flu vaccine bans – Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Spain Yet to Decide

UPDATE TO CHS ARTICLE Posted October 30, 2012:  EU And Canada Flu Vaccine Ban – Not Reported By Press

Reuters reported at 16:09 GMT that Canada and Switzerland have lifted the ban on Novartis flu vaccines on the basis that “white particles found in the vaccines were normal clumps of protein particles and did not indicate a safety issue”  Canada, Switzerland lift ban on Novartis flu vaccines ZURICH | Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:09pm GMT.

But CHS notes that the news should be reported so that there is at least the possibility that the conduct of drug companies and drug regulators can be subjected to public and political scrutiny.  We cannot be sure they tell the truth – as we know some have not done on previous occasions.  They may also be wrong.  Are white particles in vaccines safe and normal “clumps of protein”.  If the news is not reported there is no prospect of anyone scrutinising what is taking place.

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3 Responses

  1. Pulse reports the mhra have recalled it in the uk. http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/clinical/therapy-areas/immunisation/mhra-recalls-160000-doses-of-flu-vaccine-after-quality-defects/20000712.article

    [ED: Thanks. This appears to be licensed in the UK by MHRA.]

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