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Three jailed in bribery and prescription fraud scandal

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 16 October 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1026
  1. Xavier Bosch
  1. Barcelona

    A doctor and two drug company managers have been jailed in a bribery and prescription fraud scandal in Spain.

    Luis Bahamonde-Falcón, manager of the pharmaceutical firm Kendall Institute, Barcelona, was found guilty of attempting to bribe numerous doctors to prescribe two of the company's drugs, Inkamil (ciprofloxacin) and Kenesil (nimodipine).

    He was also found guilty of instructing another manager, Agustín Mancheño-Llorente, the company's agent in Madrid, to pay doctors their conference expenses and cash to carry out bogus follow up studies on the effects of …

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