Sen. Urges Crackdown On Misleading Power Wheelchair Ads

Law360, New York (October 19, 2012, 2:08 PM EDT) -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., on Thursday urged the government to crack down on aggressive and misleading advertising of motorized wheelchairs and scooters, claiming the tactics and fraudulent claims for the devices are driving up Medicare costs.

Speaking at a senior care facility in New Haven, Conn., Blumenthal said he would press the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to investigate oversight of the motorized wheelchair and scooter device industry's advertising practices, as well as efforts to crack down on rampant...
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