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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The federal prosecutors office and the federal police in Brazil issued eleven arrest and seizure orders on Monday morning, July 18th, in the cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro after conducting an investigation of the overpricing of equipment used to help patients with Parkinson’s disease.

According to the Center for Combating Corruption and Administrative Misconduct (NCC) of the Prosecutors’ Office between 2009 and 2015 at least 154 implant surgeries to treat Parkinson’s disease were authorized to be conducted in the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?