Israeli health fund sues tobacco company

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 27 June 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1930
  1. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
  1. Jerusalem

    Israel's second largest public medical insurer has filed a suit demanding $486m (£300m) from Dubek, the country's only cigarette manufacturer, to cover its costs in treating members' smoking related illnesses.

    Lawyers for the Maccabi health fund, which insures nearly a quarter of Israel's population, filed the suit in the Tel Aviv district court, saying it had spent $71m a year since …

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