Former employees of certain medical-device makers allege in lawsuits unsealed in a Texas federal court that the companies paid kickbacks to heart surgeons to get the doctors to use their products to treat the heart-rhythm defect called atrial fibrillation.Does this case involve unapproved uses? Yep! Click here to access the WSJ article (sub. req.).
The case against Boston Scientific was filed by a former saleswoman who says she was fired after complaining about illegal practices at the company.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Medical device companies ridin' the range (so to speak) in Texas
From the Wall Street Journal article: