Grand Jury Probes Stryker Over Device Marketing

Law360, New York (March 11, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Federal grand jurors are investigating whether Stryker Corp. subsidiary Stryker Biotech illegally promoted its medical products and filed false reports with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the medical technology company revealed Tuesday.

Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Stryker is under investigation for the illegal promotion of certain products, the sale of misbranded medical devices and the submission of false reports to the FDA regarding the number of patients treated under a humanitarian exemption, according to the company's 8-K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Stryker received...
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