Sunday, October 23, 2016

Recall of Pyridostigmine Leaves MG Patients Scrambling in China

by Yin Yijun
Chinese people living with the autoimmune disease myasthenia gravis (MG) are running out of medicines they consider life-saving after drugs made by the sole domestic supplier were recalled.

State-owned Shanghai Zhongxi Sunve Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. is the only supplier of the medicine pyridostigmine bromide, which MG patients take daily to keep their symptoms — such as muscle