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Germany fails to introduce drugs “blacklist”

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 08 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1232
  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. Heidelberg

    An attempt by the German government to introduce a “blacklist” for pharmaceutical drugs from the beginning of April failed at the last moment because of a challenge from the pharmaceutical industry. A group of drug companies won a ruling from the state court of Hamburg that the list, which would have prevented doctors from prescribing several thousand …

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