Italian police arrest drug agency officials over alleged falsification of data

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 12 June 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:0-a

In this News article by Michael Day, we gave some wrong information about one of the officials arrested (BMJ 2008;336:1208-9, 31 May, doi: 10.1136/bmj.39591.450856.DB). In the second paragraph, we said that Pasqualino Rossi was vice president of the Agenzia Italiana del Farmaco (the Italian Agency for Pharmaceuticals) whereas in fact he is Italy’s acting representative on the European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use. Additionally, after our article went to press, it was announced that the second (and only other) official of the agency to be arrested was released shortly afterwards because the arrest was apparently a mistake.

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