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Drug Safety Drive Showing Results – AP

From AP: China’s campaign to make its drugs safer is showing results, its food and drug administration said Monday, with over 7,300 pharmaceutical companies withdrawing applications for drug approval under new rules. The State Food and Drug Administration also said it is working to restore its reputation after its previous head was executed this summer […]

Zheng Xiaoyu’s Final Hours -Caijing

What to make of the execution this month of Chinese food and drug czar Zheng Xiaoyu (ÈÉëÁ≠±Ëê∏)? Debate has raged, and it could be years before the full ramifications, however significant, come clear. Cynics have read Zheng’s death as the exorcistic end of a show trial for the world’s consumers. Others chalk it up to […]

Chinese Netizens Hailed the Man who Once Sued Zheng Xiaoyu – Josie Liu

Josie Liu reports on whistle blower Gao Chun, who tried for years to expose corruption within the pharmaceutical industry and the State Food and Drug Administration and the support he is garnering from netizens in China: Gao Chun, a 41-year-old man from Hunan, gained his fame along with Mr. Zheng Xiaoyu’s fall. He was featured […]

China Kills The Messenger – International Herald Tribune

An editorial on the execution of Zheng Xiaoyu, from The International Herald Tribune: …… killing one corrupt official is not the solution; Zheng was a symptom of a grievously flawed system, and not the cause. In the United States, the authorities finally cracked down on the robber barons because the public would no longer abide […]

A Chinese Reformer Betrays His Cause, and Pays – David Barboza

The International Herald Tribune looks at the career of Zheng Xiaoyu, the State Food and Drug administrator who was recently executed for corruption: The rise and fall of Zheng offers a rare glimpse inside China’s flawed regulatory system. He started out as an idealistic reformer. Concerned about China’s unsafe drug supply, he lobbied for the […]

China Ex-Food and Drug Chief Executed – Alexa Olesen

From AP, via The Guardian: China on Tuesday executed the former head of its food and drug watchdog who had become a symbol of the country’s wide-ranging problems on product safety. Zheng Xiaoyu’s execution was confirmed by State Food and Drug Administration spokeswoman Yan Jianyang at a news conference held to highlight efforts to improve […]

China Sentences Former Drug Regulator to Death – David Barboza

From The New York Times: The former head of China’s top food and drug safety agency was sentenced to death today after pleading guilty to corruption and accepting bribes, according to the state-controlled news media. Zheng Xiaoyu, who served as director of China’s Food & Drug Administration from its founding in 1998 until mid 2005, […]

Former China Drug Regulator on Trial – AP

From AP, via Yahoo! News: China’s former top drug regulator went on trial Wednesday accused of taking bribes to approve untested medicine, including an antibiotic that killed at least 10 patients last year before it was taken off the market. The case is one of several that have damaged confidence at home and abroad in […]

Former Head of Drug Watchdog Accused of Taking Bribes – Xinhua

From Xinhua via China.org: Zheng Xiaoyu ÔºàÈÉëÁ≠±Ëê∏Ôºâ, former director of the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA), who was expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) last month, has been accused of taking bribes of more than 5 million yuan (about US$650,000). Zheng’s case, previously investigated by the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, […]

China’s Probe Vindicates Drug Critic – Nicholas Zamiska

A classic Wall Street Journal anecdote preceding China’s former top drug official’s downfall. Also a typical sad story of a whistle blower’s price paid for justice: doing odd jobs after years of seeking justice and petitions to various government agencies. (photo: seized fake drugs via 163.com) In 1995, a Chinese drug maker was developing a […]

China Detains Ex-Official in Inquiry on Fake Drugs – David Barboza

From The New York Times: With a growing number of cases involving the sale of fraudulent or dangerous medicines, China said Friday that it had ordered a thorough investigation into its government agency that is supposed to be the national watchdog. The government said it had detained Zheng Xiaoyu, the head of the State Food […]

Report: China Ex-Drug Chief Under Probe – AP

From AP: The former head of China’s drug administrationÔºàÂõΩÂÆ∂È£üÂìÅËçØÁâ©ÁõëÁù£Â±ÄÔºâ is being investigated on suspicion of taking bribes to allow companies to get around drug approval standards, state media reported Sunday. Zheng XiaoyuÔºàÈÉëÁ≠±Ëê∏Ôºâ, removed from the post as head of the State Food and Drug Administration in June 2005, is suspected in a string of bribery […]

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