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Italy introduces anti-fraud measures

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7389.566/b (Published 15 March 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:566
  1. Fabio Turone
  1. Milan

    The Italian government has approved measures for reducing fraud in the country's health service, provoking strong reactions from both the pharmaceutical industry and the medical profession.

    The decree means that any doctors working in the health service may be heavily fined if they are found to have acted improperly.

    Investigations of these cases are being led by a special task force based in the health ministry. If the behaviour is deemed by the task force to …

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