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German health minister orders reimbursement of enteral nutrition to delight of industry

This article was originally published in Clinica

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A protracted and prickly dispute over whether enteral nutrition - medically necessary food and drink - should be reimbursable in all cases in Germany has come to an end. Last week, minister of health Ulla Schmidt took matters into her own hands and issued a ruling that, with effect from October 1 2005, guarantees the continued reimbursement of such products.

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