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France advised against Sanofi's dengue drug for its territories

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PARIS (Reuters) - A public body close to France's health ministry last year advised against the use of a dengue vaccine in the country's overseas territories that is currently at the centre of a health scare, regulatory documents show.Concerns surrounding the vaccine, sold by French drugmaker Sanofi under the brand Dengvaxia, have prompted the Philippines to halt its sale and suspend a government programme to immunise hundreds of thousands of children.The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday it supported the Philippines' decision until more information was available. It said its ...

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First Published: Tue, December 05 2017. 22:50 IST