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  1. News - China - Ebola virus

    China pharmaceutical firm sends Ebola drug to Africa, eyes clinical trials

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 02:17pm by Reuters in Shanghai

    ... A Chinese pharmaceutical firm with military ties has sent an experimental Ebola drug to Africa for use by Chinese aid workers and is planning clinical trials there to combat the disease, executives at the firm told reporters on Thursday. Sihuan Pharmaceutical Holdings Group has supplied several thousand doses of its drug JK-05 to the region, Chief Operating Officer Jia Zhongxin said. More doses ...

  2. News - China

    Pharmaceutical company loses 1b yuan after 140-word Weibo message

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 11:38am by Amy Li

    ... Having appeared in a TV commercial promoting the medicine, Song said in a worried tone she agreed to do the commercial after learning the drug had been approved by authorities. “I will not appear ... it due to the lack of empirical statistics on safety and effectiveness - but not because it harms the liver.” The provincial Food and Drug Administration in Jiangxi supported Renhe by issuing ...

  3. Lifestyle - HEALTH

    Hong Kong to become popular venue for pharmaceutical companies to conduct drug tests

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:00am by Richard Lord

    ... Richard Lord Hong Kong is set to become a popular venue for pharmaceutical companies to conduct drug trials Testing Times The global pharmaceutical industry spends about US$50 billion ... year since. Members of the Hong Kong Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry, which represents major drug companies, conducted 11 trials in 1999, 79 in 2006, and 123 in 2008. The biggest ...

  4. News - China

    China drug agency launches crackdown on pharmaceutical sector

    Posted Jul 17th 2013, 04:42pm by Reuters

    ... is examining prices charged by 60 local and international drug makers including units of GSK, Merck and Astellas Pharma. The pharmaceutical sector was a “disaster zone”, said Willy Lam, adjunct ... reeling from a bribery scandal at British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline. The State Food and Drug Administration said the six-month campaign would also target illegal online drug sales and the sale ...

  5. Lower medicine costs at higher pharmaceutical standards

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 03:51pm by Reports by Laleh Larijani, Michelle Phillips, Emmanuelle Stahler and Jessica Ryan

    ... worldwide. Rising to the challenge in the pharmaceutical segment, Canadian company ACIC Group positions itself as a trusted partner that can help companies widen their reach and provide economical solutions to health care concerns. "Many new drugs are more complicated to develop, and regulations are getting more stringent," says ACIC president Luciano Calenti. "If we want ...

  6. News - China Insider - HEALTH

    After GSK, Bayer also targeted in Chinese pharmaceutical probe

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 06:32pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com The German pharmaceutical conglomerate Bayer has become the latest target of an ongoing investigation in China into malpractice in the industry. ... Morning Post in an emailed statement. “We assume that this contact is related to a wider investigation into the pharmaceutical industry in China,” he wrote. The German company is the latest ...

  7. Pharmaceutical reforms questioned

    Posted Aug 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The Doctors Union and the Practising Pharmacists Association have questioned the government's determination to reform the pharmaceutical industry, a year on from a spate of drugs-related blunders. The groups said they had yet to see evidence that recommendations by a committee set up after the deaths of six patients from contaminated drugs last year had been adopted. ...

  8. News - China

    American detained in Shanghai amid pharmaceuticals probe

    Posted Jul 23rd 2013, 09:01pm by AFP

    ... pharmaceutical companies. Asked if a US citizen had been detained during the probe which has included charges of bribery against GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), embassy spokesman Nolan Barkhouse said: “We ... pharmaceutical companies have faced increased scrutiny, reports said. Police say GSK staff offered government officials and doctors payoffs, and took kickbacks from travel agencies to organise ...

  9. News - China

    Briton Peter Humphrey arrested amid pharmaceuticals probe

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 06:12pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing A British risk consultant held in China since mid-July amid an investigation into the country’s pharmaceutical industry has been arrested, the British Embassy in Beijing and his family said on Wednesday. Peter Humphrey and his wife, Yu Yingzeng, were detained in Shanghai on July 10 as police probed bribery allegations against British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline ...

  10. Pharmaceutical group supports savings scheme

    Posted Aug 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The Hong Kong Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry supports the use of medical savings accounts but wants greater transparency to enhance the public's choice ... different drugs and treatments if the Hospital Authority is more transparent in how it approves new drugs, for example. Transparency is one of the biggest issues debated between the authority ...




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