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China cracks down on counterfeit medicines

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7184.624b (Published 06 March 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:624
  1. Richard Tomlinson
  1. Beijing

    China is implementing a new crackdown on the manufacture and sale of counterfeit medicines, a problem which is widespread on the mainland. Eight pharmacies have been closed down; this is the first time retail outlets have been punished in China's ongoing attempts to stop counterfeit and substandard medical products from reaching the market. Twelve …

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