Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Siberian Ginseng Tainted With Bacteria - Three Dead

The Chinese Ministry of Health and the State Food and Drug Administration announced yesterday (October 14, 2008) that the brand of herbal drug suspected of killing three people recently was "tainted with bacteria," according to the Xinhua (the Chinese news agency). The drug, Siberian ginseng or ciwujia, was made by Wandashan Pharmaceutical, based in Northeastern China. This is a developing story, and we hope to have more information as it becomes available.

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