Drug cheaters are an ongoing problem in the PRC. 2012 saw 77 million drug capsules seized because tainted industrial gelatine was used. Undeterred by the authorities’ arrests and prosecutions for the poisonous gelatin, an even larger batch of chromium laced gelatin capsules were produced and sold two years later. 90 million capsules have gone out to the public. Authorities have arrested some and seized a relatively small amount of product.
The illegal workshop’s owner, identified by his surname Pan had hired 10 people from the county who were involved in a tainted capsule scandal in 2012, the report said. South China Morning Post
Unfortunately for us in Western Europe and N.America the counterfeiting and poor quality controls are increasingly affecting pharmaceuticals. Many generic drugs or their precursors are produced in China. The situation is compounded when people seeking lower priced pharmaceuticals order from shifty online sites. The American FDA has extensive warnings and tips to distinguish reputable sellers from the cheaters – FDA BeSafeRx.
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