Drug company bosses jailed for selling HIV infected productsBMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7235.601 (Published 04 March 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:601
- Joe Lamar
In a landmark ruling on Japan's worst health scandal, three drug company executives were given a prison sentence last week for their role in the AIDS related deaths of about 500 haemophilic people.
The Osaka High Court found Renzo Matsushita, a former president of the Osaka based Green Cross company, and two of his colleagues—Tadakazu Suyama and Takehiko Kawano—guilty of professional negligence resulting in death.
Presiding Judge Mikio Miyoshi said that …