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Croatia, Pharma and Corruption
Croatia is on track to join the EU in 2013 and offers a well-developed pharmaceutical market. However, its EU membership application has undergone much scrutiny because of concerns regarding corruption, organised crime and counterfeit pharmaceuticals.

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Volume 23, Issue 8


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