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GSK flu vaccine plant inspection finds 10 issues requiring action: report

TORONTO – A recent Health Canada inspection of the country’s only flu vaccine production plant identified 10 issues that need to be addressed, a report from the regulatory agency reveals. 608 more words

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Flu vaccine plant inspection finds 10 issues

TORONTO – A recent Health Canada inspection of the country’s only flu vaccine production plant identified 10 issues that need to be addressed, a report from the regulatory agency reveals. 555 more words

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HEALTH CANADA ANNOUNCES GSK AUDIT OF STE. FOY, QUEBEC SITE

AUDIT RELEASE (7/3/14) FOLLOWS THAT OF FDA’S WARNING LETTER

GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) recently received a Health Canada inspection report on July 3, 2014, almost a month (6/12/14) following FDA’s issuance of a Warning Letter for the same facility.  164 more words

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Flu Season May Be Reaching Its Peak, Says CDC

Though deaths from the flu this season have officially reached the levels necessary for it to be classified as an epidemic, we are likely at the peak of the season, according to health officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 274 more words

Nasal Flu Spray Better Than Shot For Young Kids, CDC Panel Says

Needle-phobic kids, rejoice!

U.S. health officials say the nasal spray flu vaccine is more effective than a traditional shot for children ages 2 to 8. 424 more words

FDA slaps Glaxo with warning letter for FluLaval plant

By Carly Helfand

After an inspection from March 31 to April 9 of this year, the FDA didn’t much like what it saw at GlaxoSmithKline’s Ste-Foy plant in Quebec, home of the company’s FluLaval influenza vaccines. 379 more words

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