September 26, 2016
Improper inducements to health facilities and health officials
When seeking to influence health facilities so they purchase or place a product on a product list, a supplier may offer a range of inducements. Bribes may be paid to public officials or employees of private facilities responsible for the decision, such as cash transfers or holidays for them and their families. Alternatively, suppliers may offer secretive discounted prices to get health facilities to use a particular product, and then this is used as a promotional tool to encourage other facilities or even countries to buy it.