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Web Date: May 30, 2007

Chinese Drug Official Gets Death Sentence

Former regulator is found guilty of taking bribes to allow drugs on the market
Department: Government & Policy

The former head of China's State Food & Drug Administration (SFDA), Zheng Xiaoyu, has been sentenced to death by a court in Beijing for accepting bribes from 1998 to 2005.

The court ruled that Zheng, 63, was guilty of having accepted $850,000 from eight Chinese drug companies and medical device manufacturers in return for approving their products for launch in China. Death sentences are often carried out immediately in China, but Zheng's was . . .

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