There were 19,000 and not 10,000 doses of the opioid Fentanyl that disappeared from the Social Security Fund (CSS), which has triggered all the alerts in Panama, due to the danger that this solution represents, which is 50 times more powerful than heroin. and 100 times more than morphine, turning addicts into zombies.
Given the seriousness of the issue, yesterday even the president Laurentino Cortizo had to go out and explain, asking that the Public Ministry be allowed to advance in the investigation and determine who has participated or articulated this case.
Fentanyl is straining US relations with Mexico and China over the manufacture of that synthetic drug that claims the lives of 200 Americans daily due to overdoses.
It transpired that the company that imported the vials of controlled medication purchased it at a price of .030 per vial, but the medical leader Julio Osorio said that it is sold on the black market for up to $300.
“We don’t know how much they sold it to the CSS and if there was mismanagement of security and a system of observance of inputs and inventory control. This is serious and scandalous news,” Osorio said.