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Feb 07, 2019 06:10 PM
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China Investigates Reports of HIV-Contaminated Pharmaceutical Products

People wait at a hospital in Haikou, Hainan Province, on Jan. 24. Photo: VCG
People wait at a hospital in Haikou, Hainan Province, on Jan. 24. Photo: VCG

Chinese authorities are investigating reports that a batch of 12,000 units of human blood plasma products sold in the country has been contaminated with HIV, in the country’s latest public health scare linked to pharmaceutical companies.

China’s National Health Commission (NHC) said Wednesday (link in Chinese) it had received a report that a batch of intravenous immunoglobulin manufactured by state-backed Shanghai Xinxing Medicine Co. Ltd. tested positive for HIV antibodies.

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