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Apr 20, 2018 06:41 PM
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Medicinal Liquor Scandal Draws Government Investigation

An advertisement for Hongmao Medicinal Wine. Photo: IC
An advertisement for Hongmao Medicinal Wine. Photo: IC

Local governments in China are cracking down on alleged false advertising by Hongmao Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. following public anger over the arrest of a doctor who criticized the company’s “medicinal” liquor.

Guangdong province’s food and drug authority said Thursday that it was investigating advertisements for Hongmao Medicinal Liquor, a 67-ingredient blend widely touted by its manufacturer as a cure-all.

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