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Corruption Charges Hit China’s Food & Drug Regulator, Again

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Today’s announcement of a series of arrests of State Food & Drug Administration (SFDA) officials on charges of corruption has everyone scrambling for information on what happened in 2007. That was the year that the head of the agency, Zheng Xiaoyu, was executed for taking millions in drug company bribes. Zheng, head of the State…

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Attack of the Nasty TB

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I wish this was a surprise, but it isn’t: Levels of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) in China are nearly twice the global average. Nationwide research published in the journal BMC Infectious Diseases has shown that almost 10% of Chinese TB cases are resistant to the most effective first-line drugs. New study came out on this, which…

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