2 January, 2022

The former president of INFARMED, the pediatrician Maria do Céu Machado, has been the face of the accusation of the leader of the extinct movement Physicians for Truth, Margarida Oliveira. For alleged breaches of ethics, she wants to apply a three month suspension to her colleague. However, while the disciplinary process was underway, the wife of the neurologist João Lobo Antunes gave occasional consultancy to Janssen, one of the producers of vaccines against covid-19. And she was also the jury of a prize sponsored by a pharmaceutical company, alongside the chairman of the Portuguese Medical Association, Miguel Guimarães, and Pedro Rebelo de Sousa, brother of the President of the Republic.