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German heart valve scandal continues

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6988.1160 (Published 06 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1160

The so called heart valve scandal continues to make headlines in Germany. A total of 250 German hospitals and about 1500 doctors and administrative directors now stand accused of having accepted bribes from the makers of heart valves, pacemakers, heartlung machines, and hip joints.

The state attorney in Wuppertal, Horst Rosenbaum, said that about 5000 receipts for payments to hospitals and doctors had been confiscated from the industry by police, “and every day …

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