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French revelation: scandal or business as usual?

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News that the French regulatory agency ANSM has formally launched an internal inquiry into claims that former members of two committees responsible for decisions on drug approval and reimbursement held secret meetings with pharmaceutical companies to advise them on how best to present their new drugs to those committees will come as a surprise to many. But for others this kind of thing is just par for the course.

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