Hebei Food and Drug Administration has announced that three drugstores would have their business licenses revoked for illegal sales of counterfeit medicines that contain stimulants.
The three drugstores are Wanjia Drugstore in Haigang District, Qinhuangdao; Weimin Drugstore Jimin Branch of Weimin Drugstore Chain, Hengshui; and Kangren Tang Drugstore of Taihe Tang Medicine Chain, Langfang.
To regulate the production and operation of medicines that contain stimulants and to prevent stimulant problems during the 2008 Olympic Games, Hebei Food and Drug Administration has made special efforts in the supervision of stimulants production and operation across the province.
So far, three drugstores' business licenses have been revoked, including two for illegal sales of medicines that contain stimulants and one for selling counterfeit medicines; 52 medicine producers and operators were order to suspend business for internal rectification; 2,600 were ordered to rectify and reform; 85 illegal cases were put on record; and the total fines was CNY1.242 million.
Liu Xiaohan, vice director of Hebei Food and Drug Administration, said that the supervision over stimulants will continue. Once illegal operations are found, the administration will impose punishment strictly in accordance with the law.