Wednesday, July 24, 2013

GlaxoChinaGate contd. Witty may not be forthcoming, but China is

Today, in the latest news to come out of China regarding the GSK bribery investigation, the Chinese Health Ministry announced that 39 employees at a hospital in southern Guangdong Province would be punished for taking illegal kickbacks of $460,000 from two unnamed drug companies between January 2010 and December 2012.  The 39 employees include nine doctors who were dismissed, suspended or had their licenses revoked for allegedly directly receiving kickbacks, as well as the vice chairman of the hospital’s trade union and two people in charge of the hospital’s relationship with the drug companies.  Moreover, an unnamed American citizen has been detained in China in connection with the wider Chinese investigation into that country’s drug company corruption scandal.  It is not known which drug company employed the American citizen.

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