Scrip is part of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call +44 (0) 20 3377 3183

Printed By


Police break up false prescription racket in Italy

This article was originally published in Scrip

Executive Summary

Italian police say they have broken up a vast network of corrupt doctors, pharmacists and pharmaceutical sales reps that used false prescriptions to defraud the national health service. After raids on 168 premises, police have gathered evidence against 90 individuals, including 14 now in precautionary detention and 30 others under house arrest. Applications to withdraw professional licences from seven doctors and seven pharmacists have also been made.





Ask The Analyst

Please Note: Click here for more information on the Ask the Analyst service.

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts