Brazil.- Brazilian Justice fines a group advocating the wrong drugs against COVID-19 10m euros

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The Federal Judge of Rio Grande do Sul has fined a group of doctors 55 million reais (€10 million) for collective moral and health damages for promoting faulty treatments against the coronavirus.

The defendants disclosed inaccurate information about the use of certain drugs to treat coronavirus even before it was diagnosed, including ivermectin or chloroquine, which is part of what is known as the ‘covid kit’, which former President Jair Bolsonaro has also declared unsubstantiated. .

The prosecution points out that the campaign titled ‘Manifesto for Life’, launched by a group calling themselves Brazil’s Early Treatment Doctors, does not show the possible side effects of treating the coronavirus with these drugs. Even chloroquine had the opposite effect.

In addition to this group belonging to the Pernambuco Medical Honor Society, the Federal Justice also convicted the company Vitamedic Industria Farmacéutica, which is currently being investigated by the parliamentary commission on the management of the coronavirus in Brazil. More than 870,000 Euros were invoiced for the sale of ivermectin.

The G1 portal reports that the rest of the convicts are the Alves Faria Training Center (Unialfa) and the José Alves Group (GJA Contributions).

He was one of the most criticized by the government of then-President Jair Bolsonaro, when the management of the coronavirus crisis closed when it came to implementing isolation measures and restrictions. The denial of the consequences of this “little flu,” as he describes it, has killed some 700,000 people in Brazil.

Source: Noti Merica

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