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Po Chai Pills

Contamination of pills tied to mainland plant

Contaminated capsules made by well-known Chinese medicine manufacturer Li Chung Shing Tong resulted from the unauthorised subcontracting of the refining of ingredients to an unregistered factory on the mainland, according to a court document.

Tuesday, 6 September, 2011, 12:00am

Founder's dream turns into a family dispute

The founder of a well-known Chinese medicine company was inspired more than a century ago by a god in a dream to come up with the formula for his 'cure-all' Po Chai Pills, a court heard yesterday.

10 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Firm withdraws bid to register pills

Li Chung Shing Tong, the manufacturer of Po Chai Pills capsules which were recently found to contain two chemicals with dangerous side effects, has withdrawn its application to register its formula for the pills, Director of Health Dr Lam Ping-yan said. The firm had been aware of the chemical problem but did not immediately report it.

2 May 2010 - 12:00am

Maker of tainted pills could face charges

The manufacturer of the popular Po Chai Pills, found to contain cancer-causing chemicals, may face at least five charges for misconduct including making a false declaration in a product application, a senior health official said.

31 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

New check on Po Chai pill factory

Inspectors from the Health Department will return to the factory that makes the highly popular Po Chai Pills, banned last week after authorities discovered they contained cancer-causing chemicals.

29 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Consumers return Po Chai Pills as medicine maker offers apology

Worried consumers streamed to pharmacies and to Li Chung Shing Tong to return Po Chai Pills amid a sale ban after the Chinese medicine maker was found to have delayed informing health authorities its pills contained cancer-causing drugs.

27 Mar 2010 - 12:00am