Italian police arrest nine cardiologists

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7698 (Published 13 November 2012)
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  1. Michael Day
  1. 1Milan

Nine cardiologists have been arrested in Italy over allegations of scores of unauthorised clinical experiments in which at least two people are believed to have died.

The nine, who work or have worked at the Policlinico di Modena hospital, are also suspected of fraud, embezzlement, and falsifying public documents, said a statement from the Modena public prosecutor’s office.

The arrests were made on Friday morning. There were also 33 raids on offices and other premises, in an operation involving 150 police.

In a television interview Antonio Diomede, …

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