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FDA Draws Fire Over Chemicals In Baby Formula

Lyndsey Layton reports in the Washington Post: The FDA has been testing hundreds of food products for melamine in the aftermath of a scandal this year involving Chinese infant formula tainted with melamine. Chinese manufacturers...

China Calls on U.S. to Lift Ban

China has requested that the U.S. lift its ban on Chinese-produced milk products, stating that the Chinese government has been successful on cracking down on melamine contamination: "We feel deep regret that the US insists on...

US Says Will Work with China on Product Safety

In response to a spate of food safety controversies in recent years, the U.S. FDA will set up its first overseas office in China. From AP: U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt, speaking on the eve of opening of...

US Issues Alert Over Chinese Melamine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an alert after discovering melamine and cyanuric acid in Chinese food imports: The new alert from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) covers a range of Chinese products...

US Row Over China-Made Blood Drug

From BBC News: Chinese officials have rejected claims by US authorities that Chinese imports are to blame for deaths among users of the blood-thinning drug heparin. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says a contaminant...

Chinese-made ‘Supplements’ Contain Viagra Drug – AFP

From AFP: The US drug safety watchdog warned Monday on its website that several Chinese-made ‘dietary supplements’ contain the active ingredient found in Viagra, and could be harmful to consumers. “The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to buy or use Super Shangai, Strong Testis, Shangai Ultra, Shangai Ultra X, Lady […]

U.S. Opens the Door to Chinese Pills – Nicholas Zamiska

From Wall Street Journal: When a small drug maker here got Food and Drug Administration approval for an AIDS drug this past summer, the Chinese pharmaceutical industry quietly passed an important milestone. As far as the agency can tell, it is the first time a Chinese company has won permission to export finished pills to […]

U.S. Investigated China in Toxic-drug Deaths 10 Years Ago – Walt Bogdanich

A repeat of mass poisoning caused by tainted glycerin imported from China alerts nations of a need for better accountability in a global economy. From The Houston Chronicle: After a drug ingredient from China killed dozens of Haitian children a decade ago, a senior American health official sent a cable to her investigators: Find out […]

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