The Telecommunications and Information Technology Committee at the Egyptian Parliament revealed that the number of Facebook pages issuing unauthorized medical appointments and medical prescriptions has sharply increased to 2,000 pages. These pages enjoy high engagement, meaning that many citizens trust these e-clinics which offer potentially dangerous, illicit and falsified medicines. A Committee member stated that a woman died after consuming diet pills prescribed by one of these pages.
Parliament passed a law in August incriminating broadcasting any advertisements about unlicensed medicines.
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