Honduras: scandals in health system, theft of medication rampant

Posted on November 9, 2013 • Filed under: Crime, Honduras, Latin America Health

The scandals in the health system are reaching record levels. The very head of the Central

Drug Store, Mirta Escobar, reported yesterday that continuing irregularities in the handling of medicines when they are sent to public hospitals.
The business is great. It consists of unadulterated amounts of recipes, reduce the contents of each bottle or box and to ask a doctor for a prescription to get insulin or erythropoietin for allegedly poor sick family left at home. This was revealed in the Council of Ministers, where the minister Salvador Pineda warned about the scandalous “brain drugs”. Such is said, carried 20 000 tablets of a drug to a hospital and in two or three days there is nothing. Read Article

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