What you need to know about Egypt’s pharmacy scandal

Doctors and pharmacists in Egypt’s largest city have been sacked amid an investigation into alleged corruption and abuse of their positions in the country’s largest pharmacy.

Egypt has faced a series of health scandals in recent years, including one that saw more than 1,400 people die from septic shock in a pharmacy in the city of Alexandria.

A doctor who had been fired from a prestigious university after allegations of plagiarism was also sacked on Thursday after being found guilty of ordering the death of a patient.

The court on Thursday sentenced the doctor, identified as Mohammed el-Qubaisi, to six years in prison for ordering the murder of a man who died from sepsis after taking medication from his pharmacy, according to the state-run MENA news agency.

A group of pharmacy workers and the president of the National Association of Pharmacy Workers filed a lawsuit against el-Erian, claiming that he ordered the death.

The man was killed on February 6, 2017 after he took medication from a pharmacy near the city’s presidential palace, the lawsuit said.

The doctor’s name has not been released.

The clinic was one of the most popular in Egypt, the countrys second-largest, and had been run by El-Erians father, who is also a doctor.

The accusations against the doctor came amid a wider corruption probe that began in July after President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi launched an anti-corruption crackdown.

The health ministry says it is investigating several cases of corruption, including claims that some pharmacies were operating in a manner that was not in accordance with the law.