Medical device maker ev3 Inc. agreed to pay $1.25 million to resolve allegations that it caused some hospitals to unnecessarily admit Medicare patients for an outpatient procedure to open hardened arteries, the Justice Department said Thursday.… Continue Reading
Posts Tagged: Covidien
Covidien’s chief Asia-Pacific compliance counsel Jessie Yap recently said most healthcare firms in Asia sponsor doctors to attend conferences, a practice Yap said influences purchasing decisions “significantly.”
“Often…instead of attending conferences, the doctors are actually taken sightseeing, gambling, and other unauthorized activities,” Yap said at an April anti-corruption forum in Sydney.… Continue Reading
ProPublica ran an exposé this week about big bucks for doctors who promote products for drug companies.
A Nashville psychiatrist led the pack, earning more than $1 million during the past four years for promotional talks and consulting for seven drug companies.… Continue Reading