Russian bloggers expose Gravikol 21 pharmaceutical scam targeting pensioners

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11 Responses

  1. Lyndon says:

    Andy, what an exemplary long-form post! I had heard/read about this story but not in this level of detail. One thing I would add is that if I’m not mistaken one of the venues for promoting this Gravikol crap was the “Medinfo” program on Echo of Moscow Radio. Echo has several blocks of airtime which are essentially paid programming (in the past, they had them for tour companies and for mobile telephony as well), but the medical one seems to be the most egregious.

  2. Evgeny Morozov says:

    let me point out that the 21,000,000 calls figure was not my estimate; I believe I linked it to the original source, which was a LiveJournal blogger.

  3. Andy says:

    Sorry Evgeny – my mistake.

    I’ve corrected the article.

  4. BossKitty says:

    Thank you for this article. I have used it to make an OpEd on my site. I did find the distributer and a picture of this herbal concoction. Feel free to take anything I found on this topic. I am proud to see how much good solidarity among bloggers can do.

  5. Tanja Short says:

    Amazing story. This kind of justice is very needed on the free market of Russia where a lot of scam is taking place.

  6. ?????? says:

    On the pharmaceutical companies should be dealt with harshly.

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