Former caretaker PM Pikrammenos says his cabinet not involved in Novartis case

Retired senior judge Panagiotis Pikrammenos, who served as caretaker prime minister in the period between May 2012 and June 2012 before being succeeded by former prime minister Antonis Samaras, said on Monday he and the cabinet he presided over are not involved in any way in the scandal involving Swiss drugmaker Novartis, which is being investigated over allegations of bribery towards public officials and doctors.

“Neither I nor the caretaker government of the period May-June 2012 have anything to do with the scandal involving pharmaceutical company Novartis,” he said.