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Response to MineralMan (Reply #2)

Sun May 26, 2013, 10:01 AM

16. The active ingredient

is acetylsalicylic acid, which I learned to synthesize from salicylic acid and acetic anhydride in undergrad organic chemistry class. Commercial production is a straightforward process that imposes nothing approaching economic hardship upon the manufacturer.

Chinese manufacturers have really proven themselves to be evil bastards in recent years, and I can think of nothing worse than the case a few years back where melamine was put in infant formula:

A number of criminal prosecutions occurred, with two people being executed, another given a suspended death penalty, three others receiving life imprisonment, two receiving 15-year jail terms, and seven local government officials, as well as the Director of the Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) being fired or forced to resign.


Even though I remain steadfast in my opposition to capital punishment, I wish those running domestic companies were held to the same legal responsibility as those involved with the scandal mentioned above. Besides, US companies are still buying pharmaceuticals and foodstuffs from Chinese companies, despite an abysmal record of contamination that is most definitely criminal.

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