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Two doctors in Germany are convicted of taking bribes from drug company

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 09 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6359
  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. 1Heidelberg

Two doctors in Germany have been convicted of bribery for accepting money from a drug firm for prescribing its drugs.

The two non-hospital doctors were found guilty at the district court in Ulm of accepting €19 000 (£16 400; $26 400) in return for prescribing generic drugs made by the company Ratiopharm. The two doctors have appealed against the suspended sentence of one year in prison and a fine of €20 000.

However, the court decision has been hailed as a breakthrough in the fight …

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