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17th September 2018, London – Transparency International is deeply concerned by an admission by NHS England (NHSE) that almost all NHS Trusts have failed to publish the interests of decision-making staff at least once per year. A recent survey by NHSE found only 5 per cent of acute trusts and 20 per cent of community...
14th September 2018, London – Transparency International is deeply concerned by new data that shows thousands of clinical trials in Europe are failing to publish their results in an effective and timely manner. The research, conducted by researchers at Oxford University and published in the British Medical Journal, found that almost half of all European-registered...
By Sarah Steingrüber In early July 2018, the new Italian government proposed a bill to adopt a so-called “Sunshine Act” in order to “[fight] corruption in the health system and maximise transparency in the relationships between companies […] and healthcare providers”. This piece of legislation calls for disclosure of all transfers of value over €10...
Corruption in Nigerian pharma industry fuelling drugs endemic Pharma firms must do more to root out corruption 1st May 2018 – Powerful cough medicines containing the opioid, codeine, used as a recreational drug, are being sold on the black market by corrupt individuals within big Nigerian pharma companies, according to a new investigation by the...
 7th February 2018, London – Allegations by Greek prosecutors that a pharmaceutical company paid bribes to doctors to prescribe their drugs at unnecessarily high prices, underlines the very real human impact of corruption in the health sector. The Prosecutors in the case believe that the alleged price-fixing may have cost the state billions, impacting both...
Across the world, corruption is known to be so pervasive within national healthcare systems that it has become normalised. Recently, the UN Special Rapporteur for the right to health stated that healthcare is among the most corrupt sectors, having “significant implications for equality and non-discrimination, since it has a particularly marked impact on the health...

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