China probes use of 'gutter oil' in antibiotics | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

My comment:  Gross!!   We find out about concerning, unethical, unsafe manufacturing practices from Chinese manufacturers of prescription drugs (in this case the common antibiotics of the cephalosporin class)  We previously had similar issues with heparin leading to US deaths.  Beyond this (and pertinent to my concerns about Vitamins and "natural therapies" (see my scoop and YouTube) is that non-prescription therapies are not even regulated for purity like prescription drugs so the hazard may be even greater and harder to detect.

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Chinese authorities are investigating allegations that several antibiotic makers in China used so-called gutter oil, repurposed oil salvaged from restaurant waste and drains, in their products instead of more expensive soybean oil.