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12:00 AM, February 04, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, February 04, 2019

80 officials disciplined in China over vaccine scam

China's corruption watchdog on Saturday said it had disciplined more than 80 officials linked to a vaccine scandal last year that inflamed public fears over the safety of domestically produced drugs.

Changchun Changsheng Biotechnology -- a major Chinese manufacturer of rabies vaccines -- was slapped with a $1.3 billion fine in October after it was found to have fabricated records.

Four officials from the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA), including former deputy director Wu Zhen, have been handed over to prosecutors, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said in a statement Saturday.

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