Doctors accused of taking drug kickbacks
Updated: 2011-06-10 17:18
By Quan Li (chinadaily.com.cn)
A bribery scandal involving over a hundred doctors in Wenzhou, East China's Zhejiang province, has been urged for investigation, news agency chinanews.com reported on Friday.
According to another report carried by Legal Daily, a blogger named wzkldd exposed the scandal online Wednesday, alleged that 134 doctors from two first-class hospitals in Wenzhou have received more than $42,000 of kickbacks from a pharmaceutical company, in March alone. In return, the doctors prescribed the company's injection products for patients, the blogger said.
The whistleblower also provided the names and departments of the doctors and the amount of their prescriptions and kickbacks.
The Ministry of Health has asked the Zhejiang provincial health bureau to look into the case and, dependent on the results of the investigation, take disciplinary actions as required, the news agency reported.
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