Mother Claims Doctor Sold Baby to Smuggling Ring

Police in Shaanxi are investigating a mother’s claims that her new-born child was sold by Zhang Shuxia, a doctor at the Maternal and Childcare Hospital in Fuping. Chris Luo at South China Morning Post reports: A woman who...

18 More Detained in GSK Probe

China’s state media report that at least 18 more people have been detained as the corruption probe against the British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) continues. From Ben Blanchard, Fang Yan, and Ben Hirschler...

U.S. Citizen Detained as Pharma Probe Spreads (Updated)

An American has been detained in China as part of a probe into multinational pharmaceutical companies that previously led to bribery charges against GlaxoSmithKline executives earlier this month. From Reuters: The unnamed...

China to Crackdown on Illegal Medicine Sales

China announced a crackdown on illegal medicine sales on Wednesday and said it would pursue stricter regulations for the pharmaceuticals industry, according to Reuters: The State Food and Drug Administration said the six-month...

Authorities Detain Four Glaxo Managers for Bribery

Following claims last week by Chinese authorities that British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) had engaged in corrupt practices on the mainland, Xinhua News reported on Monday that four GSK executives are being held...

China Accuses GlaxoSmithKline of Corruption

At The New York Times, David Barboza reports the latest development in a series of government probes and proddings of foreign companies in China: confessions, according to the Ministry of Public Security, of corrupt practices...

The Sick Man of Asia

While China’s economic growth and rapid modernization has left the world in a state of wonder, Huang Yanzhong, a professor at Seton Hall, points out China’s healthcare sector is still far behind the rest of the...




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