Tainted Drug Blamed for Nine Deaths in China – Radio Free Asia

From Radio Free Asia (link):

At least nine people are known to have died and a further two deaths are being investigated as a scandal involving tainted medicines made in the northeastern Chinese city of Qiqihar widened across the country and a potential risk to children emerged.

In the most recent cases to emerge in China, two men died after a stay in the Suqian City People’s Hospital in the eastern province of Jiangsu.

They were both believed to have been prescribed the Qiqihar-made gall-bladder drug Armillarisin A, which has already killed nine people across the country, according to official media reports.

See also Northeast Network’s “Suspect Held as Bogus Drug Kills 4″ (link)

May 30, 2006 6:49 PM
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