FRB met the young physician in Finland, where he currently resides. After he and his colleagues discovered millions of dollars worth in expired goods used for cardiac catheterizations, militias gave him no option other than to flee. The sale of expired and counterfeit medications in modern day Iraq, is a pressing matter few in government have addressed. Few cases are picked up by local press, and are rarely investigated to yield satisfactory results.
The struggle to purchase affordable prescriptions, feeds the problem. It empowers men whose pursuit of profit and love of money are masked as business ventures, while harming those most in need of medical assistance. The same problem has spawned unlicensed pharmacies, dispensing goods harmful to the health of the nation. Without fixed rules and regulation around the use of expired products, and formal channels where complaints can be raised safely, little can be done to tame this scourge.