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This is so sickening

Posted on: May 7, 2007

One of my clients picked up on this story from the the International Herald Tribune:

Panama Investor Blog

From China to Panama, a trail of poisoned medicine

This time it’s the tailor of China that is at the center of an investigations into the deaths of so many Panamanians. Although this has little to do with real estate and land development, it is an important story about how at least 300 innocent people have died at the hands of a few people in China who were guided by greed to substitute poisonous chemicals that would later be used in cough medicine. When the story first came out last year, everyone in Panama was concerned that we had a serious viral infection spreading throughout the country. When it was finally discovered to be tainted medicine, the accusations flew fast and furious and local people were put in jail where they may still be today. Now the truth is revealed and it is scary to think that it has happened before, even in the U.S. and may happen again if appropriate steps are not taken. Be careful of the medicines you take! Very well written report.

IHT story here

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