China seizes 77 million tainted drug capsules in crackdown

The crackdown in China on companies that have been using waste leather products to make their drug capsules continues. The Ministry of Public Security in a statement announced it had closed 80 "illegal production lines," because products contained excessive chromium. Reuters reports police have seized 77 million contaminated capsules, arrested 9 people and detained another 45. "The ministry is paying top-level attention to the case of excess chromium in capsules of medical use and is dispatching investigation teams on a daily basis," it said in the statement carried on its website. Story | More