Biotronik: J&J ran "sham" recall | Legal Roundup

July 13, 2011 by MassDevice staff

Johnson & Johnson's Conor Medsystems allegedly issued a sham recall of its CoStar drug-eluting stent and spiked a distribution deal with Biotronik, according to a lawsuit filed by the German medical device giant; plus, J&J is accused of further chicanery with an oral cancer test and its Listerine mouthwash; and Becton, Dickinson ekes out a partial win in a patent infringement case involving retractable syringes.

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A Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary allegedly issued a sham recall of its drug-eluting CoStar coronary stent and spiked a distribution deal with Biotronik AG that cost the German medical device giant $100 million, according to a lawsuit filed in New York's highest court.

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