Man facing five years for switching pills at pharmaceuticals plant

The trial has begun in Prague of a man accused of deliberately switching the medication in boxes when he worked for the pharmaceutical company Zentiva. The firm was forced to recall certain medications when the case came to light last September. The newspaper Mladá fronta Dnes reported that the defendant had switched the pills in two boxes in revenge for being informed that he was being let go by Zentiva. If found guilty he could receive a five-year jail term.

Author: Ian Willoughby