FDA – China Style

If the head of the Food and Drug Administration in the US got caught accepting bribes, Bush would say he was doing a ‘heck of a job’ and then commute his sentence if he got convicted. In China he would be executed.

Zheng Xiaoyu, 62, the former director of China’s State Food and Drug Administration that had a ministry-level ranking, was executed this morning following the approval of China’s Supreme People’s Court, Xinhua said.
Zheng was sentenced to death in late May after being found guilty of accepting 6.5 million yuan (850,000 dollars) in bribes in exchange for granting approvals for hundreds of medicines, some of which proved dangerous.
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One Comment on “FDA – China Style”

  1. Kathy Says:

    I’m surprised anyone would ever consider taking a bribe with such harsh consequences facing them if they’re caught. Money must cloud their thought processes and sense of danger much like an aphrodisiac.


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