Serious Fraud Office swoops on drug companiesBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7343.935/a (Published 20 April 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:935
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
Police investigating a suspected £400m ($576m; 652m) conspiracy to defraud the UK National Health Service raided the offices of six drug companies and executives' homes last week.
In more than a dozen dawn raids at addresses in England, Scotland, and Wales, police officers—with support from Serious Fraud Office lawyers, financial investigators, and forensic computer specialists—seized documents, computer records, and bank statements.
The searches were part of a major investigation by the Serious Fraud Office into …