FDA announces new blacklistings

Nineteen people were recently blacklisted for selling fake medical, beauty and health products and will be banned from the industry for 10 years.

Nineteen people were recently blacklisted for selling fake medical, beauty and health products and will be banned from the industry for 10 years, the city’s food and drug watchdog said yesterday.

In one such case, a man was sentenced to five years in prison and fined 500,000 yuan (US$73,066) by Xuhui People’s Court for selling 18 types of fake drugs, according to the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration.

The man, surnamed Cai, illegally purchased a large number of medical products from Taiwan and then sold them locally without approval. When police busted Cai’s operation, he was caught with 20 different kinds of drugs, 18 of which were fake, according to authorities. Cai’s sales were calculated at 500,000 yuan.

Cai was jailed five years, and two of his employees were sentenced to four years and 39 months in prison respectively, with fines. The fakes drug were confiscated.

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