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China’s Health Ministry Gets Authority Over SFDA

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Drug regulation in China is now under the control of the country's Ministry of Health. The ministry took control of the State FDA, a move intended to improve the record of the agency that regulates pharmaceutical and food safety. The ministry also oversees China's hospitals and public health system. The State Council approved the change, which took effect immediately. The change means the ministry will be ultimate authority in matters of SFDA regulation, safety, policy and quality assessments. The move has its critics who are concerned about too much centralization leading to corruption and negligence. (Click here for more

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