Scandal Brews over China Tea-for-Urine Samples – Reuters

From Reuters:

A group of Chinese reporters came up with a novel idea to test how greedy local were — pass off tea as urine samples and submit the drink for tests.

The results: six out of 10 hospitals in Hangzhou, the capital of the rich coastal province of , visited by the reporters over a two-day period this month concluded that the patients’ urinal tracts were infected.

Five of the hospitals prescribed medication costing up to 400 yuan ($50), the online edition of the semi-official China News Service ( said in a report seen on Wednesday. Of the hospitals, four were state-owned. [Full Text]

March 21, 2007, 10:44 AM
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