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NuVasive Inc. said it agreed to pay $13.8 million to settle a U.S. Justice Dept. probe into possible healthcare fraud.
San Diego-based NuVasive said in July 2013 that the U.S. Health & Human Services Dept.’s inspector general issued a subpoena “in connection with an investigation into possible false or otherwise improper claims submitted to Medicare and Medicaid” for documents from January 2007 through April 2013. Read more
Boston Scientific said that it inked a deal with Brainlab to enhance their respective deep-brain stimulation technologies by linking them in a distribution deal.
The deal calls for Boston Scientific to distribute Brainlab’s DBS surgical planning software alongside its Vercise DBS system in some international markets. Financial details weren’t disclosed. Read more
Globus Medical wants a federal judge in Delaware to overturn its $16 million patent infringement loss to Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy-Synthes unit because a key witness for Synthes lied on the stand about his credentials.
A jury in the U.S. District Court for Delaware ruled in June 2013 that Audubon, Pa.-based Globus infringed on 3 Synthes spinal implant patents with its now-discontinued Independence ALIF system, Coalition ACDF system and InterContinental Plate-Spacer product lines. Read more