The final batch of on-the-spot drug test vans will hit the roads
of rural China next month adding extra weight to the campaign to
fight counterfeit drugs.
The State Food and Drug Administration will provide a total of
370 vans equipped with testing facilities to local food and drug
watchdogs, Yan Jiangying, a spokeswoman for the administration
"This kind of mobile inspection of drug quality will benefit
consumers, especially the vast rural population," Yan said.
"The move is part of a nationwide campaign to crack down on the
production and sale of fake drugs, and bring order to the drug
market," she said.
Cheng Chuanghong, a director with the National Institute for the
Control of Pharmaceutical and Biological Products, which devised
the program, said 338 of the vans were already in operation in 27
"The rest will be in place by the end of September," Cheng
(China Daily August 4, 2007)