Source: Oneindia News
Brazil plans to produce vaccines against the influenza H1N1 virus to improve access to the vaccine in the event of an epidemic, according to Health Minister Alexandre Padilha. “When Brazil has the technology, no economic crisis, exchange rate fluctuations, nor unilateral decision from a company can put patient treatment at risk,” said Padilha. “We only managed to broaden the flu vaccination range because 90 percent of vaccines are already produced in Brazil.” Sanofi Pasteur in France is transferring technology to the Butantan Institute in Sao Paulo that will enable the nation to make vaccines.
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