Prevenar 13 Gains China OK But Challenges Remain
In a step that may boost flagging global sales, Pfizer’s big-selling pneumococcal vaccine Prevenar 13 has finally been approved in China, but the US giant still faces more than regulatory hurdles to get the product out into the market and accessible to patients.
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