FDA Opens 3 Offices In China

Law360, New York (November 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration opened three inspection offices in China on Wednesday, taking the first steps to expand its oversight abroad in response to a long list of foreign food and drug recalls in the past year.

The FDA will now have eight officials at branches in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai to keep a close watch on the bevy of medications, medical devices and foods destined for the United States market.

“A permanent FDA presence in China will help us address the challenges presented...
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