Pharmaceutical Drug

Chinese flu drug maker's licence revoked after toxins found

Guangzhou Pharmaceutical was responsible for buying the herbs, final production and distribution of the drug. Photo: Lana Wong

Guangdong's drug-safety agency has revoked the licence of a drug maker after it was found to have falsified production records, Xinhua reported.

Monday, 8 April, 2013, 9:45am

Counterfeit drug operation busted

Police in Kaifeng, in Henan province, have detained 114 people and seized fake medicines worth 190 million yuan (HK$232 million), Xinhua reported yesterday.

In all, 6,500 vials of counterfeit drugs were found to have been repackaged to look like bona fide medication from more than a dozen licensed drug makers, both Chinese and foreign.

2 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Rehydration product recalled

An unregistered pharmaceutical product - Milupa GES 45 Oral Rehydration Salts sachets - used as water and electrolyte replacement in the treatment of diarrhoea, was recalled yesterday. The product was sold by local licensed drug wholesaler Zuellig Pharma in 400-sachet and eight-sachet packs. A hotline, 25799268, has been set up for inquiries.

7 May 2009 - 12:00am

Price cuts likely to hurt profits at drugmakers

Profits at Chinese drugmakers may be hit after the government said it would cut prices of mainland heart-related drugs by as much as 85 per cent, according to analysts.

25 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Mainland drugs sector in need of cure

The Anhui drugs scandal is one of the worst nightmares of those responsible for running a health-care system: patients have died after being given an antibiotic that was supposed to help make them better. Two weeks after the first report of trouble, mainland authorities have blamed 'production faults' and cited incomplete production records kept by the manufacturer.

11 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Drugmaker sold 2.05m fake doses

The Heilongjiang pharmaceutical producer at the centre of a fake-drug scandal made 2.05 million doses of five kinds of defective drugs, according to the provincial Food and Drug Administration.

Mainland media reported that the drugs, produced in 16 batches by the Qiqihar No 2 Pharmaceutical Co, were sold in eight provinces.

3 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Club policies to be reviewed

The Jockey Club yesterday promised a review of medication policies which could give trainers the option of preparing horses on certain preventative drugs and medicines as long as they are clear of a horse's system by race day.

11 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Deaths preventable, says WHO

Suicide 'is a huge but largely preventable' public health problem, causing almost half of all violent deaths and resulting in almost 1 million deaths a year, as well as economic costs in the billions of dollars, according to the World Health Organisation.

The United Nations body said having access to the means of suicide was a determinant in suicide.

11 Oct 2004 - 12:00am