Close Ties between Medical Firms and Doctors


Profit seems more important then health of patients in Kyrgyzstan. This is the main conclusion of Scoop supported investigation completed by Kyrgyz journalist Ayzura Batyralieva.
Batyralieva found out that pharmaceutical companies usemany different approaches in their cooperation with doctors in Kyrgyzstan.
According to the pharmaceutical companies say, neither ethical or legal norms are violated.
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