China recalls leukemia drugs

Another Chinese product bites the dust. This time, authorities have recalled tainted leukemia drugs that caused leg pain and other reactions. The recall took place in late July but it's only now being reported by China's state-controlled media.

Though it's late, the timing of the news couldn't be better otherwise. A U.S. delegation, dispatched by the Department of Health and Human Services, just arrived in Beijing to negotiate drug and food safety agreements. It's the delegation's second visit, part of an effort to strengthen safety procedures there and to increase cooperation among U.S. and Chinese food-and-drug regulators.

- see this statement on the meetings
- read more from the International Herald Tribune

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