Just weeks after being sentenced to death, China's former drug czar was executed today. The swift punishment--meted out for Zheng Xiaoyu's alleged acceptance of about $850,000 in bribes--is intended to help restore China's tainted reputation in the pharmaceutical field. The country has become notorious for allowing dangerous products onto the market, seriously damaging the country's reputation at a time it is trying hard to expand the industry. A second FDA official was recently sentenced to death as well, but legal experts say there's a good chance that sentence could be commuted.
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