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In Brief: U.S. v. John F. Sturgeon/International Medical Technology Group

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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U.S. v. John F. Sturgeon/International Medical Technology Group: New York District Judge Frederick Scullin sentences John Sturgeon, president of International Medical Technology Group, to 15-months in jail and orders him to pay a $37,004 fine for distributing adulterated cuvettes for certain uses in gynecology procedures and "making a false statement" to an FDA investigator, U.S. Justice Department says. Sturgeon also is ordered to refrain from "any involvement in the manufacture of drugs and medical devices for one year after serving his sentence." The court held Sturgeon accountable for distributing the products, labeled "sterile," that had not undergone sterilization. A recall was issued for the devices in 1993. International Medical Technology Group receives five years probation and a fine of $37,004...
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