Weidalon found to be tainted: gov’t

The China Post
Date: April 2, 2015
By: Stephanie Chao

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Jen Sheng (人生製藥) has become the latest firm to be added to the tainted-

This photo shows confiscated cans of medicinal products manufactured using industrial magnesium carbonate. Changhua County Health Bureau officials reported that Jen Chang Sheng Jian Stomach Powder (正長生健胃散) was found to have been made by using industrial magnesium carbonate as excipients, which serve as vehicles for active ingredients. (CNA)

This photo shows confiscated cans of medicinal products manufactured using industrial magnesium carbonate. Changhua County Health Bureau officials reported that Jen Chang Sheng Jian Stomach Powder (正長生健胃散) was found to have been made by using industrial magnesium carbonate as excipients, which serve as vehicles for active ingredients. (CNA)

medicine scandal after it was allegedly found to be illegally adding industrial calcium carbonate (碳酸鈣) to a well-known stomach powder, Cheng Shing Tai’s (鄭杏泰) Weidalon (胃達樂散), said Changhua officials last night.

During investigations into industrial magnesium carbonate-tainted products, authorities inadvertently uncovered that I Hsing Trade Company (誼興貿易) had been illegally supplying Jen Sheng with calcium carbonate, and produced Weidalon with the chemical as a commission for Cheng Shing Tai from 2008 to 2011. More than 2,000 bottles of the possibly tainted stomach powder have been seized as a precaution.     [FULL  STORY]

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