Tuesday, October 19, 2004

From the Tuscon (AZ) Citizen:
FDA looks to Canadian drug-maker for flu vaccine
The Food and Drug Administration is in "active negotiations" with a Canadian manufacturer to obtain an extra 1.5 million doses of flu vaccine, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Tuesday.

On whether the vaccine from ID Biomedical would make it to American consumers this flu season, Fauci said, "It's possible."

Health Canada said it was first contacted by the Food and Drug Administration on Oct. 12, a week after the British government barred Chiron Corp. from shipping 48 million doses of flu vaccine.

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