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U.S. FDA Opens Office in China; Chinese FDA Supports Efforts

12:55 PM MST | December 5, 2008 | Deepti Ramesh

The U.S. FDA has opened offices in the Chinese cities of Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shanghai, in a move aimed at improving the safety and quality standards of pharmaceutical products made in China. The action comes amid increasing criticism over the U.S. agency’s “inadequate” inspection of Chinese raw material manufacturers and contaminated products, including drugs and infant formula, found to contain raw materials sourced from China. Team work: Shao Ming Li, SFDA commissioner, meets with Andrew von Eschenbach, U.S. FDA commissioner. These are...

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