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After the U.S. Food & Drug Administration said Johnson & Johnson must throw away millions of doses of its vaccine that were manufactured at a Baltimore factory but also cleared millions for use, Canada’s drug regulator said it would not release the shipment of J&J’s doses.

Health Canada said it was planning an onsite inspection this summer and it would not accept any product or ingredients made at the plant until its inspection was complete, Reuters reports.

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