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AstraZeneca Employee Focus of Police Probe in China

AstraZeneca Plc, the U.K.’s biggest drugmaker after GlaxoSmithKline Plc, said an employee is the focus of a “local police matter” in Shanghai as China probes drugmakers on pricing and allegations of bribery and corruption.

Police in the Huangpu branch of the Shanghai Public Security Bureau visited AstraZeneca’s operations there regarding a sales representative, the company said today in an e-mailed statement. There is “no reason” to believe that the individual case is related to any other investigations, the London-based drugmaker said.