Synthes To Pay $24M For Illegal Bone Cement Tests

Law360, New York (October 4, 2010, 7:34 PM EDT) -- Medical device maker Synthes Inc. and subsidiary Norian Corp. have pled guilty to criminal charges and agreed to pay a total of $24.3 million in fines and forfeitures to resolve allegations that they conducted clinical trials of a bone cement without approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, resulting in three deaths.

The U.S. Department of Justice and the companies on Monday announced the settlement in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

The government began investigating the matter in 2006 and...
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