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South Korea cracks down on medical corruption

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7185.692b (Published 13 March 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:692
  1. Joanne McManus
  1. Hong Kong

    In late January, the head of South Korea's Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) was arrested on bribery charges. According to local press reports (in the Korea Herald and Korea Times), Park Jong-se was charged with receiving 185m won (£94000, $150000) between 1992 and 1995 from an executive of a pharmaceutical company, allegedly in exchange for helping new medicines developed by the company pass government …

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