Novartis case a scandal involving many billion euros, Health Minister Xanthos says

The Novartis case is a scandal involving tens of billions of euros, Health Minister Andreas Xanthos said on Tuesday in statements to public broadcaster ERT.

He added that a significant effort is being made to investigate the case, adding that for the first time a concerted effort is being made to combat corruption in the health sector. The Greek minister also said that the issue was uncovered by US judicial authorities with the involvement of FBI.

There is no political persecution, he stressed.