Wednesday, December 2, 2009
More developments in the Argentinian fake medicines scandal which, in case you haven't been reading, has been linked to key supporters of the President.
Already arrested are the head of a trade union (and, oddly, his girlfriend) and head of a pharmaceutical company. And four others.
Now reports suggest officials in the Ministry of Health are implicated and that more arrests will follow.
Where fake drugs exist, corruption is typically not far behind. This serves as yet another example of why the problem cannot be solved by increasing the power of politicians and government officials. They're often the ones driving the fakes in the first place.
GOTCHA! Update: the under-secretary of Health, Buenos Aires, has turned himself in. Click here for the report.