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Luciani, Villalaz and Jované charged for poisoned medicine [Panama]

Author: Eric Jackson, Panama News, Published on: 3 June 2007

Prosecutors have charged Seguro Social director René Luciani and his predecessors Rolando Villalaz and Juan Jované with negligent homicide in the poisoned medicines scandal...Luciani's...negligent acts contributed to the diethylene glycol (DEG) poisoning deaths of at least 101 and possibly more than 300 persons...The latest charges are in addition to earlier charges against…individuals at Medicom. The toxic DEG was labeled at "TD glycerin"... at the Taixing Glycerin Factory in China and the labels were switched at least once...in a chain of commerce that stretched from the factory through CNSC Fortune Way, a Chinese wholesaler, to Rasfer SA, a Spanish wholesaler to the Panamanian importer Medicom to the CSS. By all account the material came to Seguro Social mislabeled as medical grade glycerin.

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Related companies: CNSC CNSC Fortune Way (part of CNSC) Rasfer International Taixing Glycerin Factory