Latest News:  

English>>China Society

No illegal ingredients detected in medicine: drug watchdog


11:07, June 20, 2013

BEIJING, June 19 (Xinhua) -- The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) Wednesday said no illegal ingredients have so far been detected in an oral medicine after warnings from a Hong Kong health authority that it may contain dangerous substances.

Initial tests showed that illegal additives of phenacetin and aminophenazone have not been found in the same batch of the drug that was identified by Hong Kong's Department of Health on Tuesday, said the CFDA.

The oral drug, or "Vitamin C Yinqiao" tablet, one of the most commonly used cold medicines in China, is produced by Shenzhen Tongan Pharmaceutical Company, based in south China.

Laboratory tests on the product found the presence of two undeclared and banned western medicines, phenacetin and aminophenazone, according to statement released by Hong Kong's Information Services Department Tuesday.

However, the ingredients listed on the bottle, including vitamin C, paracetamol and chlorpheniramine maleate, were not detected, the statement said.

The CFDA contacted Hong Kong's health authority to find out more about the drug on Wednesday and ordered the company to suspend its sale.

Further tests are being carried out on other batches of the drug, and relevant information will be released as soon as possible, according to the CFDA.

The CFDA said "harsh measures" will be imposed on the manufacturer if illegal practices are found.

We Recommend:

China's weekly story (2013.6.1-6.7)

Banknotes worth $65,240 eaten by termintes

Last dialect storytelling theater

See the world in drumbeats :photos

Youths highlight passionate party

Becoming acrobats in China

9-yr-old girl realizes her dream despite of illness

A drug addict's journey to new life

Seaside life in China's Hainan

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:GaoYinan、Chen Lidan)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Officers and men in live-ammunition drill

  2. Special operation members in training

  3. Kim Jong Un inspects DPRK's air force

  4. A strong mother's bitterness

  5. Only group permitted to carry guns in China

  6. Thousand audition for 'Rich Blind Date'

  7. Worshipping protector of women & children

  8. Fan spends 260,000 yuan on jerseys

  9. Huawei unveils thinnest smartphone

  10. Int'l Stone Blocks, Products & Equipment Exposition

Most Popular


  1. Does China need to consume more?
  2. Chinese audience expects good stories
  3. Moody's warns on China's local government debt
  4. Political solution the only way out for Syria crisis
  5. GM influx a dilemma for consumers, farmers
  6. China weighs choices on pacific trade pacts
  7. China's effort to restart Mideast peace talks
  8. Cross-Strait hostilities fading away
  9. New points system benefits non-locals' students
  10. China needs to manage forex reserves

What’s happening in China

Shocking! Hairy stocking to beat sex harassment

  1. Most students say they masturbate
  2. Red Cross says it won't reinvestigate Guo case
  3. 570,000 orphans, most outside govt welfare
  4. Air quality in China's major cities drops in May
  5. China braces for natural disaster season