5 drugs of Heilongjiang drug maker proved fake

By GNCSUX · May 19, 2006 ·
    BEIJING, May 19 (Xinhua) -- Five drugs made by a Chinese pharmaceutical company have been proved fake, including an injection fluid that killed five people in a month, Friday's Beijing News reported.

    Five people died and six others were hospitalized after they received a drug called Armillarisni A for gallbladder inflammation that contained the chemical, diglycol, that can cause kidney failure, said China's State Food and Drug Administration on Friday.

    The counterfeit ingredient was also found in another four drugs produced by Qiqihar No. 2 Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. in China's northeastern Heilongjiang province.

    The company has been shut down and its products banned while police has detained a drug dealer named Wang Guiping who sold diglycol to the company.

    In Beijing, the government has sealed up over 6,000 boxes of eight drugs from the company though it has received no reports of negative reactions. Enditem

    Editor: Lu Hui



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