drug testing

China Wins Two Gold in Weightlifting at World Championship

While seven countries were banned because they had failed to follow drug testing procedures, China won two gold medals for weightlifting in the world championship in Paris. The Washington Post reports: Wu Jingbiao captured the...

Another Chinese Athlete Is Barred for Life After Drug Test

From New York Times: For the second time in less than a week, Chinese authorities announced that one of their Olympic athletes had tested positive for a banned substance and was subsequently barred from his sport for life. The...

Chinese Swimmer Banned Following Positive Drugs Test

Chinese swimmer Ouyang Kunpeng has tested positive for steroids and will, along with his coach, be banned from competition for life. The announcement is a “public relations disaster” for Beijing, reports Richard...

The Rush To Test Drugs In China – Business Week

From BusinessWeek: Despite ethical concerns, Big Pharma is recruiting more patients for clinical trials. Feng Shuangquan, A 49-year-old peasant from the northeastern Chinese city of Baoding, entered his local hospital in April, 2006, suffering from liver failure. For the next two months, he was in and out of the hospital for blood transfusions, but doctors […]

Craig Simons: Meds And Miracles

From Newsweek: These days China is reeling from an HIV and AIDS epidemic that could infect 10 million people by the end of the decade, the United Nations says. The good news is that Western drugmakers are clamoring to begin clinical trials of new drugs on the mainland. China offers them a means of doing […]

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