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U.S. citizen detained amid Chinese pharma investigation

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July 23, 2013 AT 2:09 PM
A U.S. embassy official said that an American has been detained in connection with investigations sparked by an unfolding corruption scandal in the pharmaceuticals industry in China. When asked if any U.S. citizen had been detained in the widening probe triggered by charges of corruption against GlaxoSmithKline, embassy spokesman Nolan Barkhouse said, "We are aware that a U.S. citizen has been detained in Shanghai. We are in contact with the individual and are providing all appropriate consular assistance.