Boston Scientific, Medtronic, five others slapped with off-label lawsuits

July 15, 2009 by MassDevice staff

The two device giants and five other companies are accused of promoting the off-label use of microwave cardiac ablation products and of bilking the Medicare system in a federal whistleblower lawsuit.

Boston Scientific Corp.'s notorious acquisition of Guidant Corp. is causing even more headaches for the Natick-based devices giant, now that a federal "qui tam" whistleblower lawsuit accuses the pair (and five other medical device makers including Medtronic Inc.) of promoting the off-label use of microwave cardiac ablation and potentially bilking millions from the Medicare system.

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