U.S. Targets Doctors In Kickback Scheme: Report

Law360, New York (March 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- U.S. federal investigators are shifting the focus of an ongoing review of an alleged kickback scheme in the orthopedic device industry to center on the hip and knee surgeons who received the illegal boosts, according to a news report.

Six months after a group of leading orthopedic implant firms agreed to pay a total of $311 million to settle kickback allegations, the government is setting its sight on the doctors who took money for acting as the companies’ paid consultants, The New York Times reported on...
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