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In the latest sign that global drug makers remain under scrutiny for their dealings with health care providers, South Korean authorities raided Novartis offices in search of evidence the company provided bribes to local doctors, according to media reports.
The Seoul Western District Prosecutors’ Office confiscated various documents, including account books, in order to determine whether rebates the drug maker offered physicians may have actually been bribes, Yonhap News Agency wrote.
A Novartis spokesman confirmed that its offices in South Korea were visited by local authorities in relation to an investigation, but declined further comment. “The investigation is ongoing and we cannot comment further at this time,” he wrote us.
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