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Police Confiscate 77 Million Contaminated Capsules in China

5:05 AM MDT | April 23, 2012 | Deepti Ramesh

The Chinese government says that the Ministry of Public Security (Beijing) has confiscated 77 million capsules made from toxic chromium-contained industrial gelatin. Earlier this month, the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA; Beijing) had issued a notice to suspend the selling and consumption of a list of capsules with excessive chromium contamination. Several drugs were packed into capsules made from industrial gelatin, which contains a much higher degree of chromium than edible gelatin, the government says. The Ministry of Public Security has arrested...

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