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Letters Misappropriation of funds

Imperative to track all those billions lost to avoid corruption

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 09 July 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e4607
  1. Stavros Saripanidis, consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology1
  1. 1Thessaloniki, Greece
  1. saripan{at}

It is logical that more money is dispensed for medical research than for research in any other university discipline, not only in Germany, but in every country.1 Demand is high, innovations are fast, and last, but not least, future profits are high. In such a multi-billion dollar sector we must be careful where funds go. Even minimal research fraud would mean serious …

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