22 Mar '16, 10am

Chinese public outraged at $90 million illegal vaccine scandal

Chinese public outraged at $90 million illegal vaccine scandal

China is suffering another health scandal, and it’s not the smog this time. Almost $90 million worth of vaccines were sold illegally throughout the country on the black market, and the people that received the vaccines are at risk for severe side effects and even death because the drugs weren’t transported properly. While the vaccines were formulated legally by licensed manufacturers, they were purchased illegally and then sold across possibly over a dozen provinces, and were not chilled correctly in the process of illegal distribution. They were peddled by a vaccine ring headed by a mother and daughter team; the mother is a former doctor, and no reasons were given for her motivation in this crime. Related: China’s smog kills 4,000 people every day The vaccines were purportedly sold at hefty prices, not only to others on the black market, but to local disease prevention ce...

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/chinese-public-outraged-at-90-millio...

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