From AP, via Yahoo! News:
China’s former top drug regulator went on trial Wednesday accused of taking bribes to approve untested medicine, including an antibiotic that killed at least 10 patients last year before it was taken off the market.
The case is one of several that have damaged confidence at home and abroad in China’s commitment to ensuring its products are safe.
Dozens of people have died in Panama after taking medicine contaminated with a chemical traced to a Chinese company. China also was the source of the toxic chemical in pet food that has killed an unknown number dogs and cats in the United States. [Full Text]