Ko­re­an reg­u­la­tors shut down Sam­sung Phar­ma man­u­fac­tur­ing af­ter find­ing ad­di­tives, false records

South Ko­rea’s health reg­u­la­tor has sus­pend­ed Sam­sung Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal’s man­u­fac­tur­ing op­er­a­tions un­til mid-Feb­ru­ary af­ter the agency learned that a pro­duc­tion man­ag­er was tasked with re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of two dif­fer­ent plants. The rev­e­la­tion vi­o­lat­ed a law re­quir­ing each plant to be man­aged by one per­son.

Mon­day’s halt comes just months af­ter an in­spec­tion re­vealed a num­ber of vi­o­la­tions at one Sam­sung Phar­ma plant, in­clud­ing the use of ad­di­tives with­out per­mis­sion and false man­u­fac­tur­ing records, the Ko­rea Bio­med­ical Re­view re­port­ed.

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