Medicare office: pharma, pharmacy execs should go to jail

Medicare officials are no longer pulling their punches in their investigation of possible kickbacks paid to pharmacies by pharmaceutical companies.

They've gone to court to demand that two pharmacy chain executives and a top official of a pharmaceutical firm be charged with contempt of court.

Medicare has told the court that the three still have not handed over documents they were ordered to supply months ago.

La Presse reports that the Medicare office opened its kickbacks investigation last fall.

It says the two Pharmaprix executives and a vice-president of Sandoz Canada should be jailed until their employers produce the documents.

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