December 4, 2018 / 9:56 PM / 9 days ago

Medtronic units to pay $31 mln to resolve U.S. medical device probes

BOSTON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Two companies now owned by Medtronic Plc will pay $30.9 million to resolve claims that they marketed a medical device for unapproved purposes and paid kickbacks to hospitals in exchange for them using a second device.

The U.S. Justice Department announced the settlement on Tuesday. As part of the deal, ev3 Inc, a medical device manufacturer now owned by Medtronic, has agreed to plead guilty to a charge related to a neurovascular medical device. (Reporting by Nate Raymond in Boston Editing by Marguerita Choy)

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