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Fake Drug Pipeline Undercuts Malaria Progress

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...

China’s Nobel Winners, Past and Possible

With the announcement this week of the 2012 Nobel Prizes, the BBC's Damian Grammaticas revisits the situation of imprisoned 2010 Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo and his wife, Liu Xia. Liu Xia remains under strict house arrest...

Rural China Virus Identified

A virus which killed as many as 30% of its early victims in rural China has been tentatively identified, and is believed to be borne by ticks. From MedPage Today: Since June 2009, investigators have documented the presence of...

China Moves to Curb Health Costs

A new plan would have Beijing buy and distribute medicines at lower cost, the Financial Times reports: The measures are part of an Rmb850bn ($124bn, €88bn, £75bn) overhaul of the country’s ailing health system, aimed at securing...

Six Chinese Die After Hospital Injection

From Reuters: Six people have died in the past 10 days after being injected with human immunoglobulin, proteins that behave like antibodies, at an eastern Chinese hospital, the official Xinhua news agency said citing local...

China’s Drug Addiction – Kathleen Kingsbury

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 […]

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 […]

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