Chinese Market Offers New Life to Many Drugs image

Dow Jones Business News, March 29, 2016
Fanfan Wang, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

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[...] But the new trend also raises the question of whether China has become a dumping ground for inferior drugs.

I. Glenn Cohen, a Harvard Law School professor who studies medical ethics, said that because of differences in regulatory standards it isn't unusual or unlawful for a company to get a drug approved in one jurisdiction and not another.

For one thing, in China a drug doesn't have to prove superiority over existing drugs--a major hurdle in the U.S., where 90% of candidates get dropped in the clinical-trial process. [...]

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