Western drugs in Chinese medicine

FDA warns of adulterated Chinese medicines
Nearly one in five Chinese herbal medicines sold in Taiwan — mainly those peddled by street vendors and Chinese herbal shops — have been adulterated with Western drugs, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said yesterday.
“Of the 5,125 samples of Chinese herbal medicines tested by the administration between 2010 and last year, 1,097 samples, or about 21 percent, were found to contain Western medicinal ingredients,” the administration’s Division of Research and Analysis Director Chen Hui-fang (陳惠芳) told a press conference in Taipei.

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This story amuses me for several reasons… isn’t it a bit like saying these medicines don’t work but “western” medicines do?