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The Greek government plans to recover billions of dollars from Novartis (NVS) for overcharging for medicines in connection with the sensational bribery scandal engulfing the country and embattling the drug maker.

In comments to lawmakers on Monday, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged parliament to investigate allegations that Novartis bribed several former high-ranking government ministers and doctors in order to fix prices and boost sales to hospitals.


“The government will not give up the claim of funds which Novartis deprived from the Greek people,” said Tsipras, according to The Local. “We will make use of every power afforded by national and international law to recover the money stolen from the Greek people, down to the last euro.”

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