Thursday, March 17, 2016

Investigations a drugstore in Shanghai was selling suspected wild by sky high

In Shanghai's downtown area, a suspected "old" Pharmacy, refers to door only for tour groups, particularly foreign tour groups, but a "drug care" sell to tourists suspected of "wild" Chinese medicine.

One Canada tourists surging to the news a few days ago (www.thepaper.CN) complaints, said his Qin Jiang Road, Shanghai is a drugstore to buy a super price "37", 0.7 kg sold 5500 Yuan, more than 20 times higher than the market price.

Investigations | a drugstore in Shanghai was selling suspected wild by sky-high, only do tour business

Investigations on the first day, around 11 o'clock, "Bao Zhi Tang" has not yet been opened, open until coming to the doorman said. Surging journalist Chen Yixin intern Pan Wentu

Surging press investigations found two days in a row, this so-called drug store tours, stores have a few "mystery shoppers" pretending to buy medicine, actually suspected this to lure tourists and drive up drug prices.

On March 17, the surging Shanghai xuhui district, tourism, news, and other related departments to investigate the situation. That afternoon, the xuhui district, market administration, tourism, culture, the enforcement agency and other relevant departments rushed to the pharmacy concerned law enforcement found the pharmacy to the food distribution license has expired for two months, and the store without a drug license. Field identifies the total seizure seizure as "37" and "Dendrobium" six pounds, specific suspected violations violations will be further investigated.

Buy 5500 super price "wild" 37

Investigations | a drugstore in Shanghai was selling suspected wild by sky-high, only do tour business

Unannounced visits to first day of a Southeast Asian tour tourists enter the "Bao Zhi Tang." Surging journalist Chen Yixin intern Pan Wentu

In early March, Canada nationality Chinese tourists, Wu has participated in multinational travel agencies jointly organized a "South 7th tour" project. On March 8, when he came to Shanghai, he and tour guides to a company called "Bao Zhi Tang" pharmacies. Mr Wu in the Pharmacy at 88th, Qin Jiang Road, buy claims to have spent more than 5500 Yuan against cancer, lipid-reducing function of "wild 37", later found the medicine price value for non-.

Mr Wu told the press the surging, after they walked into the pharmacy, store one "mystery shoppers".

Drugstore clerk to Mr Wu said, the store has a medicine called 37 originating in Wenshan Prefecture, Yunnan province, vascular scavenger is lowering blood pressure, lowering blood pressure, reducing blood glucose in the treatment of coronary heart disease and cancer is well suited for older people to use. Mr Wu listened to was for parents to use, you are ready to buy.

Clerk said 37 sell 4 Yuan a gram, a strange man came next, he picked up the 37 sniffed, then asked, "you are not beautiful, do you have a wild". Mr NG see the clerk immediately took a large glass bottle from the counter underground, saying "this is wild, and you smell."

Investigations | a drugstore in Shanghai was selling suspected wild by sky-high, only do tour business

Follow the Tourism Board and the trade and Industry Bureau survey found that the shop's license had expired, while internal restaurant, but without a restaurant license. Surging journalist interns Peng Zhikai Gao Jianping

"People say this is authentic! And asked how much is the price? Clerk answered 18 dollars a gram, the man said how about 8 grams? The salesman, pretend said, look you just bought me mocart's sake, I'll be 8 bucks selling you. "Mr Wu said," the man said, mocart I just bought powder by you after 850 g 810 grams, you might as well give me a powder first, and then weigh much. "

Clerk immediately promised that strange man who bought a pound. Mr Wu also learned from a two-person dialogue, the man is the pharmacy "repeat customers", previously "maca" have also been "favoured".

Mr Wu, thinking that this guy is just plain "tourists", he bought "wild 37", said to be half a catty. Clerk picked up Mr NG hand poured into plastic bags at 37, heft said weighed about, and then directly to crushing, crushing said a kilo of 42.

"Don't want to buy so much, but I was a salesperson told, medicine has been crushed, you must buy it. "Mr Wu said, although the ultra weight too much, but think of" paid 5500 Yuan for 0.7 kg of ' wild 37 ', was quite happy, filial first, priceless health. "

But after Mr Wu's return to the tour bus, passengers to know laugh. "Some people say this price can I buy deer antler, people say I'm fool you don't need such an expensive, some say that the man is likely to be a drug, and" he felt a little doubt, but think it was bought in Shanghai, that prices the quality is guaranteed, no heart.

Yunnan wild 37 have for years found a

Investigations | a drugstore in Shanghai was selling suspected wild by sky-high, only do tour business

March 17 around 3:30 P.M., xuhui district, market administration, tourism, cultural and law enforcement team and other related departments in Pharmacy law enforcement involved. Surging journalist interns Peng Zhikai Gao Jianping

The next day, Mr Wu in-mission to Guangzhou, he recalled, in Guangzhou also went into a drugstore. This is the legitimate pharmacies, Shanghai as well as the store recommended "Bao Zhi Tang" identical "37", and said the vast majority of "37" are planted, there is little "wild 37" argument.

At that time, Wu realized that buying a day earlier to "wild 37" is probably being "hoodwinked".

"Guangzhou pharmacies ' 37 ' is the price of 168 Yuan a kilo, I buy in Shanghai is the same thing, but more than 20 times as much money. "Mr Wu said that this trip made him very depressed.

In fact, 37 wild rare market it is hard to get to, let alone mass selling. 37 major Chinese producers of Yunnan, Guangxi, Guangdong, especially in Yunnan. Journalists had visited the surging 37 main origin of Wenshan Prefecture, Yunnan province, China, was informed that 37 is already no trace to be found in the wild, at least in the past 30 years no one has ever found in Wenshan.

Wenshan surging 37 Industries Association President Diao Biao told journalists, local 37 of the researcher, Yunnan agricultural University, Chinese Academy of Sciences and other experts, even from the United States, and Japan researchers had in Wenshan in Yunnan and the rest of the field, trying to find wild 37, but to no avail. "Some experts find the 20ji year, farmers sometimes seeing wild 37, but again went to see is not, some people still don't give up! "

Shanghai "Bao Zhi Tang" on tour to open the door

Shanghai "Bao Zhi Tang" really wild sold 37, is suspected of scams?

March 15, at 10 o'clock in the morning, the surging journalists arrived at the 88th Qin Jiang Road, Shanghai of the pharmacy, the appearance of Ming and Qing architectural style of the gate, a plaque reads, "Bao Zhi Tang" three words, giving a "old" feeling.

It is strange, drugstores though sales came in and out, but the door has not been opened for business. Near many businesses, "said Bao Zhi Tang" drug stores not open to the public and the fit, dedicated hosting tours, "team coach came, drugstore business. "

Pharmacies guard confirmed that this Bao Zhi Tang drugstores only in tour groups arrive, will only open the door pick up, up you can connect more than 10 missions a day, mainly to foreign tour groups.

Sure enough, the wait at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, when four tour buses haven't reached the pharmacy door, the store clerk to open the gate. This is one from Malaysia tour packages, for approximately 200 people. Shanghai more than 6 000 old clothes for multiple

Under the leadership of Manager, tourists get off into the "Bao Zhi Tang" pharmacies, journalists followed the surging into the drugstore.

A manager told the visitors, this is a "hundred years old". In-store Chinese-style decoration style, apart from the hall outside, and several small rooms, each room has a different name. Visitors Guide in batches into the "que" and "Hua Tuo". In the room, and knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine Pharmacy staff separately to tourists "popular science" guide or leader in the side is responsible for the translation.

"Has beaten to powder, you must buy it"

Investigations | a drugstore in Shanghai was selling suspected wild by sky-high, only do tour business

Mocart price for 4 Yuan per gram.  A Southeast Asian visitors spent more than 6000 buys more than 1 kg powder maca. Surging journalist Chen Yixin intern Pan Wentu

Before long, visitors were taken back to the hall filled with herbs, lay on the counter, "37", "maca" and other Chinese herbal medicines, medicinal herbs on which stood a profile, show these ingredients from the "herb". Many foreign tourists see these herbs is very rare, someone asked price.

Counter display of maca priced at 4 Yuan per gram, one Malaysia visitor counter and hesitated to do not buy "maca" when a Chinese-speaking "boy friend", he stepped forward to pick up the "maca" sniffed and shook his head to leave. At this time, the clerk from the counter to take out a large glass without any price, take out another kind of "maca" to "boy friend", and the "tourist" thumb being placed directly after the smell, called the salesperson to give him half a catty of glass bottles "maca", and stressed the need to make a powder containing clothing.

At this point, the hesitant Malaysia tourists determined to, and half a catty "maca". Officers at the counter to pick up "maca" weight to the colleagues packed. However, the salesperson responsible for packaging come back, told more than a pound, and stressed: "into powder, you must buy it. "In desperation, the Malaysia national tourists spent more than 6000 Yuan, bought a pound of powdered" maca ".

In just 10 minutes, the journalists noted the surging, "herb" purchase of Chinese herbal medicine in Malaysia tourist at least 5 people.

"The mysterious visitors" who the hell is

Investigations | a drugstore in Shanghai was selling suspected wild by sky-high, only do tour business

Relevant departments in the pharmacy concerned law enforcement. Surging journalist Chen Yixin intern Pan Wentu

The afternoon of March 16, surging again with the tour for journalists to "Bao Zhi Tang" drugstores, most of the members are Chinese tourists. And unannounced visits to see from the previous day, tour guide carries visitors to the "que" and "Hua Tuo", feet, feet, a doctor and a series of activities.

Then, on a guided tour led by tour visitors enter the Hall selling medicine. There was an elderly couple sitting in "Dendrobium" counter stopped and watched and talked about.

At this time, a man with a Briefcase "mystery shoppers" appearance. "Mystery customer" walk and talk to the old couple, saying they know about medicinal herbs, "Dendrobium" still wild well, grinding into powder containing clothes. At this time, the salesperson to come up with a clear glass jar, says this is the "wild Dendrobium" price from 38 dollars a gram. "Mysterious visitor" said 38 blocks the price is a little high, 20 dollars or so is reasonable.

"Mystery shoppers" began to explain ourselves to the elderly couple, said they were Taiwan, met is fate. See elderly couples does not plan to pay for medicine, "mystery shoppers" would not continue to talk with them until the notes next to a middle-aged female tourists in "37", they leaned over and tourist discussion "37".

Journalists surging within two days of investigations, are met, "mystery shoppers", they claim to understand medicine, continued to show approval of a medicine, but did not pay for, and paying for drugs is in wait-and-see attitude of the visitors.

Those speaking Chinese "tourists" before the visitors to buy medicine, earlier in the hall filled with herbs, they neither visited nor picking herbs, but sit in a Chair to rest. Until the tour visitors packed halls of medicine, they began to get active.

Inspection missions came before visitors were quickly evacuated from

Investigations | a drugstore in Shanghai was selling suspected wild by sky-high, only do tour business

"Bao Zhi Tang," the food distribution license has been expired for two months, the permit, no bid before the market surveillance authority shall order the enterprise reform. Surging journalist interns Peng Zhikai Gao Jianping

Journalists will handle the surging to the xuhui district Tourism Bureau and other management departments. The afternoon of March 17, xuhui district, market administration, tourism, cultural departments the enforcement agency and decided to go to Qin Jiang Road, 88th "Bao Zhi Tang" Pharmacy to check.

2:30 P.M. day or so, and three tour buses arriving "Bao Zhi Tang" pharmacies, about 100 tourists were guided tours into the drugstore. This group of tourists from Zhejiang and travel groups, with at least one of the tourists on the bus were guests from Southeast Asia. Tourists are still placed in a room within the "explain", a traditional Chinese medicine foot bath experience.

Soon, the xuhui district, market administration, tourism, culture related sectors such as the enforcement agency of law enforcement officers arrived at the scene. However, the Pharmacy staff reaction was rapid, with guide tourist groups immediately take out the door, less than 10 minutes, in-store visitors have been evacuated, leaving only three or four business people, who's in the shop, "mystery shoppers" also disappeared.

Market comprehensive law enforcement Brigade XX by xuhui district, fourth Squadron check and found that "Bao Zhi Tang," the food distribution license has been expired for two months, the permit, no bid before the market surveillance authority shall order the enterprise reform.

The squadron Captain Poon said, found the shop had not obtained a pharmaceutical license, suspected of unlicensed medicines. Field identifies the total seizure seizure as "37" and "Dendrobium" six pounds, is required to send. If upon examination are identified as "37" and "Dendrobium" belongs to the drug, market supervision and administration in accordance with the People's Republic of China heavy punishment of the drug administration law.

Investigations | a drugstore in Shanghai was selling suspected wild by sky-high, only do tour business

Field identifies the total seizure seizure as "37" and "Dendrobium" six pounds, is required to send.  If upon examination are identified as "37" and "Dendrobium" belongs to the drug, market supervision and administration in accordance with the People's Republic of China heavy punishment of the drug administration law. Surging journalist interns Peng Zhikai Gao Jianping

Captain Poon said the high sale price of the goods will be further investigated, the shop of irregularities will be punished accordingly.

Is also involved in the tourism sector, xuhui district, tour guide were verified and found that it is considered to be the formal travel agencies qualified tour guides, this shop also does tours of the established schedule. Visitors reported being lied to buy medicine, "mystery shoppers" for allegedly misleading visitors and so on, the Agency will work with the relevant departments to conduct further investigations.