DOJ Hits St. Jude With Demand Over Defibrillators

Law360, New York (May 4, 2010, 7:04 PM EDT) -- Medical device maker St. Jude Medical Inc. revealed Tuesday that it had received a civil investigative demand from the U.S. Department of Justice requesting documents related to a probe into reimbursement practices for implantable defibrillator systems.

In a regulatory filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, St. Jude said it had received the DOJ's request in March. The civil investigative demand poses questions to the firm about communications on various indications for the implantable defibrillator products and a national coverage determination issued by the Centers...
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