German heart valve scandal escalates

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 13 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:78
  1. Helmut L Karcher

    About 450 German hospitals and over 2700 doctors are now being investigated for accepting bribes from manufacturers of heart valves, life support equipment, cardiac pacemakers, and hip joints. These latest figures were released by Horst Rosenbaum, state attorney in the region of Wuppertal and North Rhine-Westphalia, in the continuing saga of the so called …

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