September 25, 2008
Dutch Doctors Uncover Medical Fraud in Bangladesh
Dutch doctors uncover medical fraud in Bangladesh
BRUSSELS, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- Doctors from an Amsterdam hospital have sounded the alarm about a possible fraud related to medication for the potentially fatal infectious disease of leishmaniasis, Dutch paper De Telegraaf reported Tuesday.
The two doctors then warned the Bangladeshi government, which has since traced hundreds of people who received the inactive medicine and has given them proper medication.
J. Beijnen, one of the two doctors, said the fake medicine was probably provided by a local pharmaceutical company. He said the Bangladeshi government has launched an investigation.
Miltefosine, an oral medicine, is produced by German drugs firm Zentaris.
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