"Church brand Chihpen Tianyun capsule”,“wind pain Kang membrane ball” and “brain Xuesaitong pill” are just three of the ‘drug’ products named and shamed by China’s SFDA in a clampdown on illegal advertising.
The State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) posted summary of announcements of illegal Drug, medical device and health food Advertisements observed during the quarter on its website earlier this month.
The industry regulator reported that of the 51,786 adverts for drugs and 23,769 for medical devices and health foods it has investigated since August some 6,102 have been deemed illegal. It also said that it revoked advertising rights from five of the companies involved and ordered a further 82 to suspend sales.
The list of offenders includes:
Liaoning the Huayuan Tianli Pharmaceutical
Harbin Pharmaceutical Group, Heilongjiang the Thai Pharmaceutical Co
Xishuangbanna the Banna Pharmaceutical Co
Ringgit drug research Co
Harbin same Tang Pharmaceutical Co
Liaoning Huaxin Pharmaceutical Co
Qingdao Wu Longsheng Biological Technology Co
Chengdu, animal husbandry wind biotechnology Co
Wuhan Hall of Biological Science and Technology Co