Two doctors in Germany are convicted of taking bribes from drug companyBMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c6359 (Published 09 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6359
- Annette Tuffs
Two doctors in Germany have been convicted of bribery for accepting money from a drug firm for prescribing its drugs.
The two non-hospital doctors were found guilty at the district court in Ulm of accepting €19 000 (£16 400; $26 400) in return for prescribing generic drugs made by the company Ratiopharm. The two doctors have appealed against the suspended sentence of one year in prison and a fine of €20 000.
However, the court decision has been hailed as a breakthrough in the fight …