Saturday, May 05, 2007

Adulterated Chinese medicine kills 365 in Panama

Past posts here have dealt with the common Chinese business practice of mixing melamine with grain gluten to make the protein content seem higher. Call it finding a novel use for industrial waste.

We now hear that another common Chinese business practice is to use diethylene glycol (a poisonous sweet tasting substance that is used in car radiator anti-freeze) instead of more expensive regular sweeteners in children's medicines.

Meanwhile the Bush Administration is busy dismantling the Food & Drug Adminstration, which has the primary responsibility of preventing these atrocities from reaching the market.

Read about it in this Daily Kos article.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How many Chinese children might have died one wonders.