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Questionable medication in Belize

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Posted: Wednesday, December 7, 2016. 9:21 am CST.

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By BBN Staff: There are shocking revelations that the people of Belize were possibly being treated for health conditions with medicine that doesn’t meet Ministry of Health standards.

An article in Tuesday’s edition of the Amandala reported that Krem’s Marisol Amaya conducted an exclusive interview with the CEO in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Ramon Figueroa, who confirmed that there is “a high possibility that that could have happened” as the Ministry was too lax in the purchasing of pharmaceuticals.

The Ministry owes an estimated 25 million dollars for medicines that it says did not really meet standards outlined in its contracts, according to Figueroa.

CEO Figueroa indicated that in some cases, pharmaceutical providers had no manufacturer certificate for specific products and only had the certificates from the mother companies. Figueroa also confirmed that the country received pharmaceuticals inconsistent with the criteria outlined in the contracts.

According to the Health CEO, the pharmaceutical providers have been given until next April to improve its services or their contracts will not be renewed.

 

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