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Glaxo Probe Shows China Graft Endemic Since Czar Executed

Since the 1980s, China has modernized its hospitals, added a decade to life expectancy, halved infant mortality, and eliminated diseases such as polio. Now it aims to stamp out medical corruption.

Efforts to clean up the nation’s $350 billion health-care industry have gained prominence since police said last month they were investigating GlaxoSmithKline Plc for suspected economic crimes. Yesterday, the China Food and Drug Administration said it will “severely crack down” on fake medications, forged documents and bribery.