Stryker, Others Face FCA Suit Over Pain-Pump Marketing

Law360, Chicago (December 18, 2012, 4:07 PM EST) -- A Missouri federal judge unsealed a False Claims Act complaint Monday brought by a former Stryker Corp. consultant who is accusing that company, I-Flow Corp. and two other firms of marketing pain pumps for an off-label use specifically denied by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

After the federal government declined to intervene, U.S. District Judge Ortrie D. Smith unsealed the qui tam complaint lodged by Lonnie Paulos, an orthopedic surgeon, against Stryker, I-Flow, DJO Inc. and Orthofix International in January 2011. The judge ordered Paulos...
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