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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. Orthofix International NV will pay the federal government $ 30 million plus interest to settle allegations that the company’s Blackstone Medical Inc. subsidiary violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by paying illegal kickbacks to doctors to induce them to use Blackstone’s spinal products, the parties announced Oct. 29 […]


TweetA manufacturer of the bone-growth stimulators Spinal-Stim and Cervical-Stim, Orthofix, recently pleaded guilty in Massachusetts federal court to a felony count of obstructing a federal audit, and it agreed to pay approximately $42 million in criminal fines and civil penalties for illegally promoting the stimulators.  See United States of America v. Orthofix, Inc., No. 1:12-cr-10169 and United States of […]

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