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  1. Ex-drug administration boss commits suicide after graft probe

    Posted Feb 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Former State Food and Drug Administration chief Zheng Xiaoyu has committed suicide, according to a Shanghai-based magazine. He was sacked in June 2005 and investigated for taking bribes, Rumours have been circulating in the drug administration network that Zheng killed himself out of fear of punishment. An administration official did not directly deny the claim ...

  2. Wide range of contacts still under way

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... to the US. The European Union already has that status. Amid concerns over product safety, US Food and Drug Administration commissioner Andrew von Eschenbach met Chinese officials last week to discuss ... China News Service reported. Separately, the head of the US food and drugs body held talks with the mainland's health chief and other government leaders last week. Speaking at the 17th ...

  3. Drug safety watchdog to clean up its image

    Posted Feb 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... a series of high-profile medical scandals. State Food and Drug Administration director Shao Mingli said the month-long campaign would focus on enhancing party cadres' ideological ... 168,740 by August last year- would need approval and registration again this year, an earlier report said. Wu Zhen, the deputy director of the administration, has said the body had withdrawn drug ...

  4. Pledge to clean up drugs watchdog

    Posted Jan 28th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... ordered a thorough investigation of the former director of the State Food and Drug Administration, Zheng Xiaoyu, who was sacked last year on suspicion of taking bribes. Zheng's successor, ... Minnie Chan More than 160,000 drug permits to be screened again as new chief seeks to tighten approval process China's food and drug watchdog has vowed to clean up all units of its ...

  5. Troubled drug agency's deputy sanctioned

    Posted Jun 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui A deputy chief of the State Food and Drug Administration has become the latest official implicated in the agency's corruption scandal, in which five officials have been ... official in the administration since former chief Zheng Xiaoyu, who was executed in 2007 for taking bribes of more than 6 million yuan and approved six fake drugs. Staff at the administration told ...

  6. Top drugs official sacked in graft probe

    Posted Jun 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The deputy chief of the State Food and Drug Administration has been sacked in an ongoing investigation into corruption, Xinhua reported, citing the Communist Party's ... implicated since it pledged to clean up the malfeasance of Zheng, under whose administration bribing of cadres for approval of illegal drugs was rampant. In April, five officials from ...

  7. Drugs watchdog chief facing probe

    Posted Jan 01st 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Corrupt officials alleged to have rubber-stamped licences for new medicines without proper testing A former director of the State Food and Drug Administration, Zheng Xiaoyu, ... by the United States Food and Drug Administration during the same period. PAAG, a gel used for breast enhancement and granted a licence by the administration several years ago, was blamed for leaving ...

  8. Beijing targets 'tainted' US food imports

    Posted Jun 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Food and Drug Administration warning urging American consumers to discard mainland-manufactured toothpaste. But Beijing insists the low levels of diethylene glycol have been deemed safe ... Yesterday's announcement is the latest step in the mainland's attempts to fight back in its ongoing trade disputes with other countries over food safety concerns. Last month, the administration ...

  9. Drug firm has licence revoked

    Posted Dec 14th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... to be contaminated and could cause leg pains and partial paralysis in some patients. The State Food and Drug Administration posted a notice on its website, saying the police had detained people responsible ... The administration's notice said the leukaemia drugs were found to have contained vincristine sulfate, a chemical substance not supposed to be used in making the medicine. It said some Hualian executives ...

  10. Island incinerator will cause problems for drug rehab centre

    Posted Feb 24th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to quit. The centre is run by the Society for the Aid and Rehabilitation of Drug Abusers (Sarda). The island is also thought to be the home of a species of snake which is found nowhere else in the world. When I heard on the television news the other day that the government planned to build a municipal waste incinerator on Shek Kwu Chau, I was outraged. Just how could the administration ...




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