Mexico investigates ‘nepmedicijn’ for young cancer patients
The Mexican authorities begin according to the BBC, an investigation into allegations that young cancer patients counterfeit meds manufactured were given in place of chemotherapy.
Governor Miguel Angel Yunes Linares of the state of Veracruz said earlier this week that sick children were treated with a kind of “distilled water”.
The counterfeit meds manufactured according to the governor used in staatsziekenhuizen when his predecessor Javier Duarte to power. That is since October on the run from the authorities, that him suspect of money-laundering and involvement in organized crime.
“We have tests performed on the medication to children, pediatric chemotherapy, no real medication was made,’ said Yunes Linares Monday at a press conference. He promised on “the right time” to take legal action.
The accusation led to shocked reactions in Mexico. A senator spoke about “inhumane and criminal” practices. The government now has an in-depth investigation promised to the alleged misconduct.