Health Minister Wael Abu Faour speaks during a press conference in Beirut, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Health Minister Wael Abu Faour filed lawsuits Thursday against two pharmaceutical companies for overcharging the state for medication used to treat Parkinson's disease.According to a statement released by the Health Ministry, Abu Faour sued a pharmaceutical import company named Mectapharm and the famous drug company Pfizer. Mectapharm and Pfizer issued a joint statement later Thursday saying they respected the laws governing the prices of medicines in Lebanon. The two companies claimed that they had presented all the required documents to alter the prices on a list of drugs registered at the Health Ministry.
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