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| 08 November 2012 | By Ansis Helmanis
China's State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) issued a notice to the Provinces and Autonomous Regions regarding the application of its Administrative Punishment law, which sets forth the rules for imposing sanctions for violations of the laws and regulations governing drugs and devices.
Local authorities are allowed leeway in deciding the severity of the penalty that is to be imposed on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration the nature of the violation, the circumstances involved and the level of "harmful effects." The rules will become effective as of 1 January 2013.
The rules call for "heavier punishment" to be imposed for the following offenses:
Lighter penalties may be imposed in the following circumstances:
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Tags: Penalties, Violations, Law, SFDA, regulations