A French review for physicians, Le Quotidien du Médecin, relates a new health threat in Iran: the black market medicine

It is a critical period for the health of Iranians. With the international trade breakdown, Iran cut off from the world, is experiencing medicines prices increase and sees the emergence of a parallel market.

If the products are out of stock, the residents of Tehran will buy on the black market. Dealers sell at prohibitive prices genuine medicines illegally imported, but also counterfeit drugs imported from India or China, or medicines ordered on the internet. Testimonies published on social networks tell dramas related to such trades as the death of several patients killed by taking, in a hospital, a counterfeit anesthetic.

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