Takeda Pharmaceutical of Japan must pay US$6.5 million in damages to a California man who said Asia's largest drug-maker failed to warn consumers that its Actos diabetes drug could cause cancer, a jury ruled in the first of more than 3,000 lawsuits over the medication to go to trial.Sunday, 28 April, 2013, 6:36am
Guangdong's drug-safety agency has revoked the licence of a drug maker after it was found to have falsified production records, Xinhua reported.
The provincial Food and Drug Administration cancelled the licence of Baoshantang Pharmaceutical Company because it logged fake data related to the processing of herbal extracts.8 Apr 2013 - 9:45am
The mainland's frightening list of food scandals that have killed and sickened untold numbers are the consequence of authorities' failure to take a responsible stand on safety and regulation. The State Council's decision to create a single agency to deal with food and drug regulation finally moves in the right direction.16 Mar 2013 - 2:40am
General sees challenge in anti-graft battle11 Mar 2013 - 6:14am
The reorganisation plan will see departments in charge of food safety from various government agencies integrated with the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) to create a single safety agency avoid overlaps and blind spots, a source familiar with the plan said.6 Mar 2013 - 6:20am