Doses of stolen cancer drugs of over 8000 were discovered on the side of a Mexican road, reports said.
According to Mexico News Daily, the 27 plastic bags found in Azcapotzalco section of Mexico City records about 20% of a stash of desperately needed chemotherapy drugs pilfered from the pharmaceutical company, Novag Infancia on Oct. 4.
Eyewitnesses said that the thrown drugs included cancer treatment drugs like daunorubicin, fluorouracil and cyclophosphamide, all manufactured by the Argentine company Laboratorio Kemex.
The bags were marked ” Propertyof the Health Sector. Sale is prohibited.”
It was during a global scarcity of the effective life saving drugs, particularly for children suffering from cancer, that the theft of the drugs occurred, according to the Spanish- language newspaper EI Universal, which published the original report.
Spokesman for a Mexican national group of parents of childhood cancer patients, Israel Rivas, said over 1,700 children with cancer died due to shortage of the medication.