Morocco and Spain in conflict over blood imports
This article was originally published in Clinica
The Moroccan parliament is to examine reports that contaminated blood samples were imported from Spain. Moroccan pharmacy agent Monzef Benabderrazik is in custody over allegations of contraband, based on evidence that he imported anti-D gammaglobulin infected with HIV and hepatitis C from Barcelona-based Institute Grifols. The samples were purchased for the Moroccan Health Ministry and Ribat-based Institute Pasteur (unrelated to the French company), which has a monopoly on imported blood.