Iraq war victims point out pharmaceutical companies’ bribery
18 Oct 2017

The families of dozens of US troops killed or injured during the war in Iraq filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against several US and European pharmaceutical and medical supply companies, alleging that the corporations knowingly financed the anti-American militia Mahdi Army through bribes and kickbacks to officials at a government ministry controlled by the group.

The lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Washington, DC, against some of the biggest names in the industry — including GE Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Roche Holdings — claims that the companies regularly paid kickbacks to officials in Iraq’s Ministry of Health through their local agents.

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