ARTE FRANCE, DECOUPAGES
German, English, French
TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD
This international investigation, brought to light by the pandemic, explains how pharmaceutical groups speculate on medicine to cause drug shortages in order to raise their prices.
Not only are we talking about the lack of ICU resuscitation devices or drugs such as propofol, but also common medicine such as paracetamol.
Covid-19 revealed the terrible shortages of medical equipment and drugs, but this system has been in place for years. It’s dangerous for patients and causes deaths. Our film will be based around 4 whistleblowers, a lawyer, a doctor, a patient and a manufacturer. We will also interview those who are trying to find solutions, such as nonprofit organizations who are making their own generic medicine to supply local hospitals. An investigation filmed in the US, Canada, France, India, Bengladesh, the Netherlands and Mexico.