Massive Chinese Recalls, But FDA Silent Over RU 486 Chinese Manufacturers

For weeks the US Food and Drug Administration has been warning the American public about tainted Chinese imports of contaminated pet food, poisonous toothpaste, and an outbreak of botulism. However the federal agency has failed thus far to issue warnings over the possible contamination of RU-486, a chemical abortion pill made exclusively in China, which has led to at least 6 documented deaths in North America and hundreds of severe adverse effects in women. As the Chinese scandals began to unfold, pro-life Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) and co-chairman of the Bipartisan Pro-life Caucus called on the FDA to investigate Danco, a company established in the Cayman Islands solely for the purpose of selling its only product, RU-486, in the United States. Smith wanted to ascertain its relationship with the Shanghai based manufacturing company, Hua Lin Pharmaceuticals. “As the serious problem with tainted products coming out of China becomes more clearly evident and the deadly effect of RU-486 on women’s lives also becomes more increasingly evident, I ask that you take a serious and comprehensive look at the companies involved in the marketing and manufacture of RU-486,” stated Rep. Smith in a July 3 letter. Smith’s concerns were publicly validated barely a week after his letter, when the Chinese State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) ordered Hua Lin to suspend its sale of Methotrexate, a cancer drug also used off-label by abortion shops as a chemical abortifacient, for possible taint after receiving complaints of severe side-effects. The SFDA has been reeling from widespread corruption and scandal in its ranks. The former SFDA head, Zheng Xiaoyu was executed this May on...