The New York Times writes its eulogy for Zheng Xiaoyu, the Chinese reformer who helped found the country's FDA and went on to be executed for taking more than $800,000 in bribes. All told, Zheng confessed to taking a car, a villa, furniture, cash and stock from eight pharma companies looking for favors. In return, Zheng assisted in approving pharmaceuticals that killed and hurt an untold number of people, while delivering a damaging blow to the country's reputation.
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