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German prosecutors probe again into bribes by drug companies

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7452.1333-a (Published 03 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1333
  1. Jane Burgermeister
  1. Vienna

    German prosecutors are investigating whether pharmaceutical companies gave bribes to hospital doctors to boost the use of their drugs.

    Munich state prosecutors confirmed that they have searched the offices of a pharmaceutical company in the city, seizing files.

    And according to a report in the regional daily newspaper Westfalen-Blatt (19 May), state prosecutors are investigating seven to nine pharmaceutical companies in Germany.

    Raids were carried out on the offices of companies in Frankfurt and Darmstadt. Anton Winkler, …

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