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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Secrets and lies: Faked data and lack of transparency plague global drug manufacturing

By Kelly Crowe
CBC News 
Originally posted: June 10, 2016

Here is an excerpt:

In another case, when the FDA responded to complaints from U.S. manufacturers about impurities in raw ingredients from a Chinese company and asked to see the data, inspectors discovered it had been deleted and the audit trail disabled.

Two companies on Health Canada's watch list have been caught falsifying the source of their active pharmaceutical ingredient. Both claimed to have made the raw material, but actually purchased it from somewhere else.

There's tragic proof that data integrity matters. In 2008, 19 people in the U.S. died and hundreds more were sickened by a contaminated blood thinner made from a raw material the FDA believes had been tampered with at its source in China.

The article is here.
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