Japanese equipment supplier in bribery scandal:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Two people have been arrested in Japan on charges of bribery involving Nagoya University Hospital and medical equipment supplier Sasamori, according to the Kyodo newswire. Goro Sasaki, chairman of the Nagoya-based company, is alleged to have paid ¥ million ($17,000) in cash and paintings to Prof Mitsuya Murase, head of the hospital's thoracic surgery department, in return for purchases of pacemakers and other medical equipment from Sasamori for use in the hospital. Sasamori recorded sales of Yen1.2 billion in the year to November 1996.