Professor Poggiolini seeks to vindicate himself in print:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Professor Duilio Poggiolini is preparing to publish a book to free himself of "the undeserved demonisation, persecution and moral lynching to which I have been subjected". The book may be of interest to medical device manufacturers since Prof Poggiolini, who was jailed in the drug-corruption scandal of 1993, oversaw the Italian Health Ministry's medical devices department as former head of the medicines division. In a preliminary draft, he states: "I can affirm, without fear of denial, that the management of the pharmaceutical service in Italy over the past 20 years has been free of any deviation which might have placed private interests before that of the public." His book contains data on regulatory activities from the 1970s to the 1990s.