Novartis scandal bigger than Siemens, Justice Min Kontonis says

The Novartis scandal is an major issue that could well prove even bigger than the Siemens scandal, Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis said on Tuesday in an interview with the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA).

As he said, it involved a greater loss of money for the Greek state and greater moral degradation.

In a period of time when the citizens were unable to have access to drugs, some people were pricing them excessively. This overcosting also affected the price of drugs in 29 countries, he added.

Therefore, the case has moral, financial and international implications, he said.