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Medtronic whistleblowers

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Firm receives copy of second civil qui tam complaint Sept. 2 on "allegations under the False Claims Act" similar to charges a September 2003 whistleblower brought against its Sofamor Danek spinal division, according to Medtronic's recent 110-Q filing. The Department of Justice is investigating "certain payments and other services provided to physicians by Medtronic" that may have been "improper inducements under the federal anti-kickback statute." The case is under seal at Memphis federal court. In its quarterly report filed with SEC Aug. 13, BD revealed it has been cited by a qui tam complaint, also on the False Claims Act (2"The Gray Sheet" Aug. 30, 2004, p. 22)...

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