China executes former head of food and drug safety watchdog for approving fake drugs.

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China executes former head of food and drug safety watchdog for approving fake drugs.

China executes former head of food and drug safety watchdog for approving fake drugs.
By Anita Chang
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Wednesday, Jul. 11 2007

BEIJING — China executed a former director of its food and drug agency Tuesday
for approving fake medicine in exchange for cash, illustrating how serious
Beijing is about tackling product safety.

Many of China's recent food problems have been tied to the purity of
ingredients, flavoring, artificial colors and other additives.

The former official, Zheng Xiaoyu, was head of the State Food and Drug
Administration from 1997 to 2006. In that time, the agency approved six
untested drugs that turned out to be fake, and some drug-makers used falsified
documents to apply for approvals, according to state media reports. One
antibiotic caused the deaths of at least 10 people.

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Re: China executes former head of food and drug safety watchdog

How is this Zheng's fault? The people taking the medicine should be held accountable for not testing it before using.

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