Colombian National Institute of Monitoring of Medicines and Foods detects illegal duplicates in sanitary registries

Posted on September 30, 2011 • Filed under: Colombia, Crime, Latin America Health, Police/Military Activity, Social Issues

Civil servants of Invima manipulated the organization’s databases to grant illegal sanitary registries, El Tiempo reports. According to an internal investigation, there were seven cases of duplicity from registries. Some of the products the organization deals with can be utilized for criminal purposes, though no product was commercialized; however, the problem is that the registry information has been altered. According to the investigation, the products under scrutiny were fabricated by the same firm: Servicio Técnico Gonher Farmacéutica. The firm stated that Invima is the one that must respond. Read Article

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