China: China Launches National Campaign Against Counterfeit Drugs

Posted 02 April 2012 | By Ansis Helmanis 

A national campaign targeting counterfeit drugs was launched on 27 March jointly by the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) and Ministry of Public Security through a notice issued to all provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities.  The notice calls for mutual coordination and cooperation between local food, drug and law enforcement agencies in "combating" the production and sales of counterfeit and inferior drugs.  Local authorities are encouraged to undertake "innovative mechanisms to strengthen case supervision" such as through improved communication and the joint handling of cases.

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