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  1. Mainland drugs sector in need of cure

    Posted Aug 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... mainland media of drug regulators and quality control in manufacturing plants. The State Drug and Food Administration has defended a delay in warning of adverse reactions to the drug as good ... seems sensible. And the State Food and Drug Administration should recognise that more transparency and public confidence in its oversight of drug manufacturing will improve people's health ...

  2. Business - Companies

    Hutchison to develop herbal drug with Nestle

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... of registration trial." Chi-Med started discovery work in 2003 and won approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration in 2005 to go into clinical trial for the oral drug, Hogg said last ... Joint venture to make medicine based on Chinese ingredients, with clinical trial soon Hutchison Whampoa's pharmaceutical unit has joined forces with Swiss food giant Nestle to develop ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Dope pushers snared in mainland crackdown

    Posted Jun 19th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou, Peter Simpson

    ... said the deputy commissioner of the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA), Wu Zhen. Most have had their licenses revoked and been forced to close, while a senior staffer at one distributing ... Martin Zhou and Peter Simpson in Beijing The mainland's dragnet to catch and punish drug producers and peddlers has already yielded a bumper haul, but online distributors continue ...

  5. Police detain staff of firm at centre of drug scandal

    Posted May 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the Heilongjiang Food and Drug Administration. The scandal emerged two weeks ago when Guangdong first reported patients falling sick after having injections of armillarisin A- used to treat liver, gall bladder and gastric ailments- sold by the firm. An investigation by the State Food and Drug Administration found the company had bought a substance purported to be propylene glycol from Wang ...

  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Occurrence of multiple-drug-resistant tuberculosis grows

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... granted priority review by the US Food and Drug Administration and is set to be reviewed by China's drug approval authority, too. Huan said the State Food and Drug Administration ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com World's second-most fatal disease becomes harder to beat as drug resistance grows and patients fail to follow doctors' orders Fight against ...

  7. Sticking points

    Posted Apr 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The culprit: PAAG, or hydrophilic polyacrylamide Commonly known as Amazing Gel on the mainland Side effects: blocks mammograms and X-rays, causes cancer, stops women from breast feeding Invented in Ukraine Not approved by the US Food and Drug Administration Its use is legal in Hong Kong ...

  8. Chinese regulator must crack down on drug producers who cut corners

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ..., it is usually registered with China's State Food and Drug Administration. In theory, this should ensure that a quality product will be consistently produced. My research mostly bears this out. We ... Roger Bate The World Health Organisation approves a few Chinese drugs for sale to the poorest and most vulnerable people around the world. These drugs are cheap and save lives when ...

  9. Administration still has some healing to do

    Posted Oct 05th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... the hearts and minds of the government and the people was at the heart of the storm of controversy over the insistence by Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Yeoh Eng-kiong on March 14 ... in handling Sars, as a show of a responsive and accountable administration. It is no easy task to put in place a more effective health system through an overhaul of existing institutions. Repairing ...

  10. Drug watchdog bowing to firms, legal experts say

    Posted Aug 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... piece headlined: 'Who will ensure the safety of drugs for the public?' Academics and legal specialists say the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) has been giving too much weight ... Wang said in contrast to the mainland regulator, the United States Food and Drug Administration took the initiative to discover problems with medications and issued instant warnings ...




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