AARP Joins Whistleblower Suit Against Stent Makers

Law360, New York (October 14, 2010, 5:39 PM EDT) -- Lawyers for the Texas division of the AARP have joined a qui tam suit brought by a former Guidant Corp. employee alleging Boston Scientific Corp., Abbott Laboratories and other leading medical technology manufacturers hatched a scheme to use digestive tract stents in dangerous and unapproved ways.

The decision to join the case Tuesday against Boston Scientific, Abbott, Cordis Corp., Johnson & Johnson and others was prompted by the association’s concern about medical fraud, which is “draining billions from the health care system” and harming older people,...
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