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Doctors are upset at Samil’s rebates case
by Eui Kyoung Yoon (ekyeun@dreamdrug.com)
Published : Jul 12, 2014 11:08:43
Some doctors are upset at the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW)’s latest request about illegal rebates by Samil.

Seoul Physicians Association (SPA) released a statement on July 10 that the MOHW asked some doctors to prove their innocence while investigating Samil’s rebates offered to doctors, pointing that the MOHW treated doctors as suspects.

SPA warned, “The government should stop accusing doctors who have been already victimized by a pharmaceutical company. We may protest against the government with other local physicians associations.”

Samil was accused of offering economic benefits worth 3.2 billion won to doctors between January 2008 and October 2009, before the stricter rules took effect. The Fair Trade Commission fined Samil for illegal rebates and sent the case to MOHW.
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