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China Court Jails Five Drug Maker Officers Over Lethal Element In Drug

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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A court sentenced five employees of Qiqihar No. 2 Pharmaceutical, alleging they had major roles in allowing a lethal contaminate in a drug. The highest officer was the general manager, lowest a chemical buyer. A court said 13 patients died in 2006 after they were given armillarisin A for treating liver and gallbladder diseases. Evidence showed the company buyer bought a ton of diglycol from a dealer who had displayed forged documents. The five employees of the company, which has been shut since the incident, were given sentences ranging from four to seven years. (Click here for more

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