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Valentina Lichtner

June 1st, 2016

Falsified medicines: dilution fraud in Romania

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Valentina Lichtner

June 1st, 2016

Falsified medicines: dilution fraud in Romania

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

We heard last week of the major scandal in Romania:

a multimillion-euro medical fraud scandal – in which a big pharmaceutical company allegedly watered down disinfectants for use on hospital wards for years.

[…] Lab analyses […] found that the active substances had been watered down, in some cases by a factor of 10, leaving them as weak as dishwater.

[…] A substance used by surgeons for washing hands had a concentration of 0.01% for one ingredient instead of 25%

This extract is from The Guardian. But the news was reported by a number of newspapers online, among them Forbes and The Economist.

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