On October 5, 2015, 84-year-old pharmaceutical chemist Tu Youyou was one of three recipients...
by Samuel Wade | May 29, 2013
The Wall Street Journal examines the global trade in fake, counterfeit and otherwise substandard malaria medication, in which China and particularly Guangzhou's African community appear to play a substantial part. From Benoît...
by Samuel Wade | Dec 24, 2012
China Daily's Africa edition, launched last week, is just the latest component of a long-running soft power campaign. China has been sending medical teams to Africa for almost 50 years, and has 42 currently at work around the...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 14, 2011
While China faces a shortage of doctors, many newly qualified physicians are abandoning the profession in favour of more lucrative careers in pharmaceutical sales. From Bloomberg: Mao [Mengjia], 26, tripled his income after...
by Paulina Hartono | Apr 8, 2009
China has plans to build a 20,000 square meter stem cell research base in Jiangsu Province. From Reuters: China will build Asia's biggest base to develop uses for stem cell medical technology, which the health minister described...
by Liu Yong | Nov 15, 2007
From Time: As an oncologist, Dr. Jiang Zefei is trained to save lives. Working in China’s mediocre health system, this is rarely an easy task. Patients typically cannot afford basic care, and up-to-date medicine often isn’t even available. Recently, though, Jiang has gained an unexpected helping hand: global clinical drug trials. Lured by immense patient […]
by Sophie Beach | Oct 19, 2007
Animals and vegetables for sale at a medicine market in Xi’an, by kthypryn
by Liu Yong | Oct 9, 2007
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 […]
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