Feds Want In On St. Jude Kickback Scheme Suit

Law360, New York (August 6, 2010, 4:16 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government is seeking to weigh in on a whistleblower lawsuit accusing heart device manufacturer St. Jude Medical Inc. of using post-market studies and device registries as mechanisms to pay doctors illegal kickbacks for using its products.

In a filing Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the government said it had “good cause” to allege that St. Jude caused the submission of false claims to federal health care programs and intends to file its own complaint in intervention before the...
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