Novartis: Bribery allegations against 10 former Greek ministers

From BBC - February 6, 2018

Greek prosecutors have named eight former ministers and two former prime ministers in connection with a major corruption investigation.

Investigators allege the pharmaceutical company Novartis paid doctors to prescribe its drugs at high prices.

Prosecutors said the former politicians received bribes, but did not name them.

Those allegedly involved held office from 2006-2015. Novartis said it is cooperating with the investigation.

Prosecutors believe the alleged price-fixing could have cost the state billions during a financial crisis which imposed hardship on many families.


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