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Former Head of Chinese Provincial Food and Drug Agency Sentenced to 15 Years (China)

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Former head of the Liaoning province food and drug agency, Zhang Shusen, received a 15 year prison sentence for embezzling 300,000 Yuan ($40,000) from the agency. He claimed the money was used to purchase equipment for the agency. Shusen also accepted payments from pharmaceutical firms totaling 100,000 Yuan ($13,000) in exchange for light punishments when firms were accused of selling counterfeit medications in the province. Analysts expect the strong sentence to become symbolic of the changes the Chinese government expects to make in its regulatory frameworks to bolster food and drug safety in the nation. (Click here for more - May Require Free Registration

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