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China surveys API exports
7:19 AM MST | January 21, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh
The State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA; Beijing), the drug-safety watchdog in China, will survey exports of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) by chemical pharmaceutical manufacturers, the Chinese government says. The SFDA has asked API manufacturers to report names, license numbers, and major export destinations of their APIs; and if they have a European certificate for good manufacturing practice. Certain chemical companies in China can sell their chemical ingredient products as APIs without approval from drug safety authorities, thereby putting drug...
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