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13 detained in case of forged medical prescriptions

A number of 13 suspects, including pharmacists and the representative of a company that intermediates the sale of medicines, were detained Tuesday evening for 24 hours in a case involving forged medical prescriptions, judiciary sources informed, quoted by Mediafax. Previously, Bucharest Police had questioned 26 people in the same case. Yesterday morning, prosecutors asked the Bucharest tribunal to issue 29-day remand warrants for 12 of the 13 people detained in the case of fake prescriptions, including several managers of pharmacies belonging to the Dona chain, a psychiatrist and company managers, added the sources. No court decision has been issued until the closing of this edition of Nine O’Clock. On Tuesday, prosecutors launched an investigation that targets 22 people – physicians and pharmacists – suspected of fraud with serious consequences, forging and using fake documents, taking and giving bribes, and money laundering. They are accused of embezzling funds from the budget of the National House of Health Insurances (CNAS) by fraudulently compensating the value of forged prescriptions, which caused a loss worth approximately RON 1.6 M.

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