China Shuttered 5 Drug Makers in 1 Year – AP

China's State Food and Drug Administration has been placing more inspectors in pharmaceutical factories over the past year. Five drug companies have been closed as a result.

From AP via The Washington Post:

China's food and drug watchdog announced it had shut down five drug makers over the last year, including one that made a substance implicated in 11 deaths, state media reported Saturday.

The State Food and Drug Administration also stripped 128 drug makers of their Good Manufacturing Practice certificates, a symbol of favorable performance, the China Daily newspaper reported on its Web site. [Full Text]

See also the China Daily article.

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