President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has blasted some 'Zionist drug cartels' that develop new diseases to sell their pharmaceutical products.The point of a speech on Pharmacy Day would presumably be to promote Iran's pharmaceutical industry, and you would think that he would save the conspiracy theories for visits from Islamic Jihad and Hamas officials, but I guess every road in Ahmadinejad's world leads to the same loony destination. (h/t: iowadog)
"Some multinational companies and Zionist cartels produce new kinds of diseases to export their drugs to other countries," Ahmadinejad said in a meeting with Iranian pharmacists arragned to mark the Pharmacy Day.
"Contrary to the commercial approach that is prevalent in the world drug markets, our approach towards the production and export of drugs is humane," Fars news agency quoted the president as saying.
"We should try to produce drugs that are needed worldwide to help the humans," he noted.
Ahmadinejad stressed that Iran is a country with an old history of medicine and that such a country "is capable of playing a major role" in the field of pharmacy.
Earlier this year, Iran successfully mass produced Angipars, the world's first herbal medication for the effective treatment of diabetic foot ulcers.
Update: Any people that can develop new diseases can also produce entertaining and enlightening blog posts--the proof is at the latest Haveil Havalim. The latest edition of Carnival of the Insanities is also worth a look.