China executed the former chief food and drug regulator on Tuesday. The ex-chief accepted bribes and gifts worth more than $850,000 when he was the head of the food and drug administration. The agency also approved six types of fake medicine during his tenure.
The Supreme People’s Court said that the acts of the former chief “undermined the efficiency of China’s drug monitoring and supervision, endangered public life and health and has had a very negative social impact.”
The deputy policy director of the State Food and Drug Administration has stated that this corruption has brought great shame to the nation and that they must improve their processes and procedures to protect the safety of the public.