Official: China Probes State-Owned Company’s Link to Panama Medicine Deaths – AP

Chinese authorities have announced an investigation into a state-owned company that allegedly distributed tainted medicine responsible for 94 deaths in Panama. From AP:

The developments come as Beijing is battling international mistrust centered on Chinese exports found to contain potentially toxic chemicals and additives. China has recently taken steps apparently aimed at recapturing global confidence in its commitment to ensuring that food, drugs and other products are safe.

Last week, quality officials announced that they had shut down the Taixing Glycerin Factory, the company that made the chemical linked to the deaths in Panama but did not say what happened to the state-owned distributor, CNSC Fortune Way. [Full text]

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