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05.24.2013 18:15

Debate Erupts after Mercury Found in Chinese Medicine

Beijing Tong Ren Tang says its products are safe, but some wonder if officials are doing enough to monitor products
By staff reporter He Chunmei
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(Beijing) – One of the largest producers and retailers of Chinese medicine has said its products comply with national standards and are safe if patients follow prescriptions, but this has not quieted an online debate.

Beijing Tong Ren Tang Group Co. Ltd. made the announcement on May 22 weeks after a batch of its Chinese medicine was recalled on May 7 by Hong Kong's Department of Health because excessive levels of mercury were found.

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