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H1N1 vaccine output rising quickly

U.S. H1N1 vaccine output rising quickly: Sanofi CEO : CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (Reuters) – Production of H1N1 swine flu vaccine at two U.S. facilities is “working optimally” with output on the rise, the chief executive of Sanofi-Aventis said on Tuesday. The French pharmaceutical giant had shipped 14 million doses by the end of October and expects to have shipped some 75 million doses to the U.S. market by late December, CEO Christopher Viehbacher told reporters at a company-sponsored biotech event in Cambridge, Massachusetts. “We’re probably the only company that is producing reliably right now,” he said. “We’re pretty happy with production; it takes a while to get the thing up and running.” Production of the vaccine runs on roughly a 15-week cycle. While output has been […]