BBC: Croatia charges hundreds in drug firm corruption probe
We need to follow Croatia’s example, but if the same charges were to filed in the US, due to the massive payoffs to doctors here as made evident in the “Dollars for Docs” program that Senator Grassley started when he began investigating the Pharma funding of physicians and groups purporting to be support groups like NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill who, Senator Grassley found, gains 75% of their funding from Pharma), our court system would be so completely overloaded there would be no time for any other cases to be presented!
But you will also notice that these serious charges against the drug company and doctors too were basically dismissed just as in the guilty verdict for RICO – racketeering in which Pfizer was found guilty a couple of years ago. They always find a way out – generally by buying their way out – same principle as the bribery they used with the doctors which got the initial charges filed against them!
I encourage all of you to read and share this article to see that there are some countries who are finding the courage to stand up to these drug peddling drug companies who are little different than that shady character standing on the street corner selling his drugs.
Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
www.drugawareness.org & http://ssristories.drugawareness.org
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BBC: Croatia charges hundreds in drugs firm corruption probe
The authorities in Croatia have charged a pharmaceutical company and 364 people – most of them reportedly doctors – for allegedly rigging the drugs market.
Senior managers at the drugs firm Farmal bribed a network of doctors and pharmacists to prescribe the company’s products, officials said.
They have been charged with bribery, abuse of power and corruption.
Local media said the indictment was the biggest of its kind in the country’s judicial history.
Correspondents say the health system could have collapsed if all the doctors implicated were sacked. There are around 5,000 doctors in Croatia.
Many of those charged were given probation fines as a result, local media reported.
In a statement, Croatia’s anti-corruption agency Uskok said … (Click link below to continue reading)