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Drugmaker Novartis' Japanese unit ordered to halt production

Posted On: Mar. 2, 2015 12:00 AM CST

Japan's health ministry has ordered Swiss pharmaceutical firm Novartis International A.G.'s Japanese unit to halt production of drugs for 15 days, reports.

The ministry has ordered the 15-day suspension for late reporting of side effects.

Japan-based Novartis Pharma K.K would halt production from March 5 and resume on March 19.

The ministry has also ordered Novartis to stop selling drugs during the period.

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