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Spanish doctors on trial for drug fraud

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 12 December 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1616
  1. Xavier Bosch
  1. Barcelona

    The trial has opened in Barcelona of 13 doctors, three pharmacists, and two pharmaceutical company directors charged with defrauding the Catalonian Health Department of £60000 ($100000). The fraud involved dispensing cheap drugs to patients and claiming back from the state for expensive ones.

    The scheme was allegedly masterminded by two brothers, Agustin and Juan Carlos Font Mas, who ran a small pharmaceutical company called …

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