Ecuador Warning: Criminal networks manufacturing adulterated and counterfeit medicines

Posted on September 13, 2013 • Filed under: Ecuador, Latin America Health, TRAVEL reported ….That day, police officers and public prosecutors have seized a computer used by a person who identified himself as pharmaceutical chemistry. According to the file held in the digital files of the Judiciary, she would have ordered that “delete or cross out text: Not for Sale”. Which also modify the “expiration dates and product development.” And that “cross out the name of the biochemistry responsible.” The case is still investigates the Organized Crime Unit of the Attorney General. Between January and August 2013, the agency has received 15 reports of adulterated pills. Last year there were 18. The Chamber of Industrial Pharmacists Ecuador (CIFE) knows that has come to control only 600 kinds of drugs, when circulating in the local market about 4000. Information resting on the Legislative Committee of Health reveals that in police, officers found counterfeit drugs “toxic compounds such as paints, talc, chalk, various waxes and cement.” For example, the private organization Piracy Management, reported finding vials of injections “filled with dirty water and food coloring.” But no more details of this research. Read Article

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