Video: Argentina's 'medicine mafia'

Businessmen profit by supplying fake medicines to union-run hospitals.

    The majority of Argentina's workforce gets healthcare through schemes run by their respective trade unions.

    A group of pharmaceutical businessmen, dubbed the 'medicine mafia' have been accused of creating fake medicine and then passing it off to union-run hospitals.

    Tens of thousands of patients suffering from cancer, hemophilia and Aids, among other severe illnesses, may have received the fake medicines.

    Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Buenos Aires on a corruption scandal that has shocked the country.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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