Manufacturer that ruined 15 million Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses once got a $163 million federal contract to improve its facility: NYT


johnson and johnson vaccine The first boxes of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine are loaded into a box for shipment from the McKesson facility in Shepherdsville, Kentucky on March 1, 2021.

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A Baltimore factory that ruined 15 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine was once given a $163 million federal contract to improve its facility,

The federal government first invested in the Emergent BioSolutions, a biotech firm that's known for producing anthrax vaccines, more than eight years ago so its Baltimore factory could be ready in case of a pandemic.

But the factory has been marred with issues, The Times reported, was previously cited by the Food and Drug Administration for a myriad of issues, including mold and cracked vials, according to the Associated Press.

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