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Manhattan U.S. Attorney Settles Civil Fraud Claims Against Medical Device Distributor For Selling Products Not Approved By The FDA

3 months ago in Medical Device Fraud

Distributor CareFusion Admits to Buying and Selling Unapproved Devices, Agrees to Pay $3.3 Million

Monday, May 13, 2019

Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Jeffrey E. Shuren, M.D., director of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”), announced today that the U.S. has settled civil fraud claims under the False Claims Act against CAREFUSION CORPORATION (“CAREFUSION”), a m…

Traxx Medical Holdings LLC Bills Patient 94K for Monitoring Services

3 months ago in Medical Device Fraud

I have no idea if this is actually fraud in the legal sense but it is sad and an indictment on our healthcare system to bill a patient this much a year after surgery.

Service provider:Traxx Medical Holdings LLC, an Austin company that provides neuromonitoring during spinal surgery. Neuromonitoring uses electrical signals to detect when a surgeon is causing damage to nerves.

Total bill:$94,031 for neuromonitoring services. The bill was submitted to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, which covered…

FDA Grants Fast Track Designation for FARXIGA in Heart Failure

13 hours ago

AstraZeneca today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation for the development of FARXIGA (dapagliflozin) to reduce the risk of cardiovascular (CV) death or the worsening of heart failure in adults with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) or preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF).

Telemedicine Fraud

9 months ago in Medical Device Fraud

Here's an example of what these frauds do -

I have received dozens of calls concerning braces for pain in my back, shoulders, etc., none of which is true! On those calls where I actually talked to the callers, I told them exactly that and apparently I was ignored. They told me it will cost me absolutely nothing and Medicare will pay for everything. I again told them no, I don’t need them, nor do I want them. They told me they would send them anyway and they would be absolutely free and Medicare…

Intact Vascular to Announce One-Year Data from TOBA III Clinical Trial

13 hours ago

​Intact Vascular, Inc., a developer of medical devices for minimally invasive peripheral vascular procedures, today announced that the one-year data from its Tack Optimized Balloon Angioplasty (TOBA) III clinical trial will be presented during the High Impact Clinical Research session of the 31st

Medical Device Fraud News

10 months ago in Medical Device Fraud

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