anti-kickback statute

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anti-kickback statute

(ant″i-kik′bak″),

AKBS

A U.S. law that prohibits health care providers from receiving bribes, payments, or rebates in exchange for the referral of patients to a health care facility or for the purchase of health-related products or services.
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This from the AST, seen as the semi-official fans' group, in contrast to more openly critical groups such as the black and yellow scarfwearers of "Where Has Our Arsenal Gone?" The influential Le Grove website - admittedly where the more vocal Wenger supporters are casually dismissed as AKBs, standing for the "Arsene Knows (Best) Brigade" - openly mocked the justification put forward by Gazidis of season ticket increases of 6.5 per cent as being due to increased utilities and electricity bills, while adding: "The worm has finally turned".
Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers (AKBs) are recommended as the first line of anti-hypertensive therapy for individuals with hypertensive CKD (Appel et al., 2008; Chobanian et al., 2003).