Chapter 342 Discrediting Traditional Chinese Medicine
Wen Changjiang hurriedly came over and said, “I’m the director of Jiangnan Hospital. This is the best doctor in the Jiangnan City, Qin Haodong Doctor Qin, known as the Medical Sage. He can cure your husband.”
“Is he the Doctor Qin who invented the Blood Revival Elixir?” Asked the middle-aged woman.
“Yes, that’s me,” Qin Haodong replied.
“Doctor Qin, please save my husband. He’s only 50 years old this year…”
“Don’t worry. I will cure him.”
Pressed for time, Qin Haodong quickly unbuttoned the jacket on the middle-aged man’s chest and began to apply the needle.
When he put a dozen golden needles into the man’s chest, the door was suddenly opened. Then the head of the Department of Sanity Hou Weiguo hurried in.
“Doctor Qin, I heard you have seen this prescription. What the hell is going on?”
Qin Haodong stuck the last golden needle and told him about the fact that Xie Tian came to him and tried to sell him the formula. Finally, he said, “I have repeatedly warned Xie Tian not to use the formula until it was completed. I had no idea that the Hall of Medical Fame had mass-produced this medicine and changed its name.”
“Damn the Hall of Medical Fame! It’s making trouble for the traditional Chinese medicine!” After swearing, Hou Weiguo asked, “Similar things are happening in other cities now. The number of patients will only increase. If this situation is allowed to go on, traditional Chinese medicine is going to be done.”
Catching his breath, he asked urgently, “Doctor Qin, do you have any good ideas?”
“I do have an idea.”
Hou Weiguo grabbed Qin Haodong’s sleeve as if at the last straw. If it got really bad or if a patient died, it would be the end of his position of the head of Department of Sanity.
“After reading the formula of the Eight Treasures Kidney-nourishing Pill that day, I thought about how to remedy such liver damage in my spare time,” Qin Haodong said.
“Then I found an ancient formula of a drug called the Great Liver-protecting Pill. It has a very good therapeutic effect for the liver injury caused by Eight Treasures Kidney-nourishing Pills, but there are too many patients, and I’ll be too busy if it only relies on me. We’d better mass-produce this medicine.”
This formula was chosen from the ancient prescriptions of the Cultivation World, and it worked wonders for the treatment of liver damage. Originally, he planned to start quantifying the production of this drug a period of time later, but this matter happened today, which made him have to advance the plan.
Hou Weiguo almost jumped up in excitement and cried, “That’s great! Doctor Qin, you are my savior!”
“But there’s one more problem. There is a complex approval process before the drug can be quantified. That’s a long time. The aid is too slow in coming to be of any help. I’m afraid it will be too late.”
“Never mind, we can handle special cases with special methods!”
Hou Weiguo calmed down and said, “Doctor Qin, how about this? Let’s go in two steps. You first make the drug and test it on a few patients. Meanwhile, let your Tangmen Traditional Chinese Medicine Company speed up production. Once the trial is successful, I’ll give you a special batch number and the drug will be ready for sale immediately.”
Qin Haodong thought about it and decided that it was the best thing to do right now. He said, “That’s a good idea. It can shorten the time as much as possible.”
Then he wrote down the formula of the Great Liver-protecting Pill and gave it to Wen Changjiang. He asked him to find someone to make the medicine and test it on several patients.
Having done all this, he turned and took the golden needles off the middle-aged man’s chest. After taking out the golden needles, the middle-aged man woke up and slowly opened his eyes.
“Doctor Qin, thank you, thank you so very much!”
The middle-aged woman was grateful and thanked Qin Haodong repeatedly.
“Let him rest. I’m leaving.”
Qin Haodong was in a hurry to deal with the production of the Great Liver-protecting Pill. After saying goodbye to Hou Weiguo, he left the Jiangnan Hospital urgently to return to Tangmen Traditional Chinese Medicine Company.
Back in the president’s office, Qin Haodong briefly explained the situation and then said, “Momo, stop the production of the Blood Revival Elixirs and arrange to purchase the herbs immediately. The first batch of the Great Liver-protecting Pills must be produced by tomorrow morning.”
Also realizing the seriousness of the situation, Lin Momo called Liu Yage and immediately went into a busy state.
Under the leadership of Qin Haodong, Tangmen Traditional Chinese Medicine Company had a strong executive force. At 2:00 p.m., the herbs for producing the Great Liver-protecting Pills had been prepared, and entered the production state.
Qin Haodong was relieved and rest on the couch, but just then the phone rang again. It was Gao Fengwen.
On the line, he heard Gao Fengwen say hurriedly, “President, something big has happened. Wang Dacheng has just held a press conference on behalf of Huaxia Hall of Medical Fame.”
Qin Haodong wasn’t too anxious to hear the news. He grabbed a cup of water from the table and took a sip. “It’s normal for Huaxia Hall of Medical Fame to hold a press conference to explain such a big thing,” he said.
Gao Fengwen fumed, “But Wang Dacheng lied. He put all the blame on traditional Chinese medicine.”
“What? Did he do that? Let me see.”
Qin Haodong finished and hung up. Then he grabbed the laptop on the desk, opened the official website of Huaxia Hall of Medical Fame, and saw the video of the press conference on the front page.
After receiving the news that many people were hospitalized due to the Treasure Tablet for Kidney, Che Xiaoxiao hurried to find Wang Dacheng.
“Dacheng, what should we do with such a big thing? Where exactly did you get that formula? How can it do so much damage to liver?”
Wang Dacheng, on the other hand, was in no hurry. He slowly said, “Xiaoxiao, why are you in such a hurry? It’s a little thing. Any medicine has side effects. Don’t worry about it.”
Che Xiaoxiao argued immediately, “But now the Sanitary Bureau has informed us to stop making and selling the drug. Now the Internet has become a noisy, saying that we are not producing medicine but poison…”
“Don’t worry. We’ll stop production. Everybody takes a few days off. Our drug is approved and will be back in production in a few days,” Wang Dacheng replied.
“As for those people online, let’s hold a press conference this afternoon and explain it to them.”
“Can… this work?”
Che Xiaoxiao asked uneasily.
“Of course.” Wang Dacheng patted Che Xiaoxiao on the cheek and continued, “Don’t be afraid. I’ll take care of everything. I’ll shelter you from the rain.”
“All right then!” Che Xiaoxiao hugged Wang Dacheng tightly and pressed her face against his chest. Finally she felt a sense of security in her heart. “Dacheng, thank you, it’s good to have you!”
“What are you talking about? Hall of Medical Fame is the common cause of both of us. It’s got a little bit of a setback right now, but it will definitely have a good future.”
On the Internet, the news about the Treasure Tablet for Kidney of Hall of Medical Fame had dominated the headlines and hot search lists of major portal websites. News of all kinds emerged in an endless stream. Citizens had speculated about what happened to the Treasure Tablet for Kidney of Hall of Medical Fame and why so many people had to be hospitalized.
Therefore when news came that Huaxia Hall of Medical Fame was going to hold a press conference, reporters from various major media swarmed to get the first-hand information. They filled the hall of the Hall of Medical Fame.
At the beginning of the conference, Wang Dacheng did not let Che Xiaoxiao host or even put her on the stage. Instead, he sat alone on the stage.
When the press officially began, Wang Dacheng was all smiles and said to the audience, “Everybody, I know why you’re here. If you have any questions, just ask me!”
Seeing his attitude, a reporter took the lead in asking, “Mr. Wang, the Treasure Tablet for Kidney from Hall of Medical Fame has caused serious damage to people’s liver, which has led to dozens of patients being hospitalized. Do you know anything about it?”
Wang Dacheng laughed even more broadly and said, “Of course I do, or I wouldn’t have called the press conference.”
The reporter continued angrily, “Mr. Wang, when the Treasure Tablet for Kidney of your Hall of Medical Fame caused such a serious consequence, why don’t I see any apology from you? Don’t you feel guilty? Don’t you think you should apologize to patients who have been hurt by the Treasure Tablet for Kidney?”
“Guilty? Apologize?” As if hearing the funniest joke, Wang Dacheng responded with extreme disdain. “Why should I apologize? The Treasure Tablet for Kidney of my Hall of Medical Fame is approved by the state. The state approves me to produce it and sell it. I’m willing to sell, they’re willing to buy. What do I have to do with their problems?”
As soon as he finished, there was an immediate uproar. Fortunately, most of the people present were journalists from the media, not relatives of the patients. Otherwise, the order in the scene would be out of control.
Che Xiaoxiao frowned. She had no idea what Wang Dacheng was doing or why he said that. Given that the press conference had been led by Wang Dacheng, she was not in a position to question it.
At the time, another reporter asked, “Mr. Wang, I would like to ask who do you think is mainly responsible for the fact that the patient had to be hospitalized because of the Treasure Tablet for Kidney? Does it have nothing to do with your Huaxia Hall of Medical Fame?”
“Certainly it has nothing to do with us. This matter can blame traditional Chinese medicine only!” Now that everyone was listening, Wang Dacheng continued, “For example, a farmer buys a corn seed, goes home, and plants it in the ground. When it takes root and sprouts, it ripens and the farmer sells it in the market.”
“However, someone ate the corn he produced and suffered the runs. Who do you blame for this? The farmer? What does this have to do with the farmer?”
“In the same way, I, Wang Dacheng, am a businessman. According to the formula of traditional Chinese medicine, I produce the Treasure Tablet for Kidney of Hall of Medical Fame. I didn’t invent it. What has it got to do with me?”
After another burst of uproar, once again a reporter scrambling to ask, “Mr. Wang, you mean that the accident is not the main responsibility of you but in traditional Chinese medicine?”
Wang Dacheng said, “Isn’t it? It’s obvious that the formula is unscientific. According to the formula of traditional Chinese medicine, I produce famous traditional Chinese medicine. I didn’t invent this formula. Do you thought it has nothing to do with me?”
“Mr. Wang, do you mean that you don’t believe in traditional Chinese medicine at all? If you don’t believe in traditional Chinese medicine, why do you want to engage in the traditional Chinese medicine industry?”
Wang Dacheng smiled and answered, “To tell you the truth, I am a highly educated man who had gone to M country for five years after graduating from college. In my opinion, traditional Chinese medicine is not scientific at all. There is no medical proof of the system, just that some people believed it.
“My involvement in traditional Chinese medicine industry is entirely from the perspective of a businessman. In other words, I want to make money. Unfortunately, traditional Chinese medicine is so weak that I had this problem with my first product. I can only blame myself for choosing the wrong direction. I should not choose the unscientific traditional Chinese medicine industry.”
Che Xiaoxiao’s face darkened. She did not expect that Wang Dacheng would choose this way to pass the buck and put all the blame on traditional Chinese medicine.
Another reporter asked, “Mr. Wang, you said traditional Chinese medicine is not scientific. Why the Blood Revival Elixir produced by Tangmen Traditional Chinese Medicine Company has cured so many leukemia patients?”