Chinese healthcare company Quanjian Group embroiled in scandal

Medical news portal Dingxiang Doctor alleged that Quanjian Group's herbal remedies led to the death of a four-year-old cancer patient.
Medical news portal Dingxiang Doctor alleged that Quanjian Group's herbal remedies led to the death of a four-year-old cancer patient.PHOTO: REUTERS

Quanjian Group under probe over false advertising of its products, pyramid selling

Sanitary napkins that can treat prostate problems and herbal remedies to cure cancer were among the claims that attracted millions of Chinese to healthcare product maker Quanjian Group.

But the billion-dollar Chinese company is now in trouble as the authorities are investigating the firm for false advertising and for operating a pyramid scheme, which is outlawed in China.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 04, 2019, with the headline 'Chinese healthcare company embroiled in scandal'. Print Edition | Subscribe