Zheng, 63, received the death penalty for taking $850,000 in bribes on the graft charge and seven years in prison for dereliction of duty. All his personal property was confiscated and he was deprived of his political rights for life. Some countries are tougher than others when it comes to industry influence.
Six types of medicine approved by the state FDA during his tenure were fake and some drugmakers used false documents to apply for approvals. At least 10 people died as a result of the use of improperly tested drugs, China's state media reported.