ARTE FRANCE, DECOUPAGES
German, English, French
TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD
A two year investigation into the scandal of global drug shortages, brought to light by the Covid-19 epidemic. Our film demonstrates how pharmaceutical groups deliberately speculate on medicine, relocate production for cost reasons, block the development generics, try to build monopolies and provoke drug shortages to create demand and raise 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.