Pfizer Found Liable in Civil RICO Case

Yesterday was quite newsworthy the U.S. District Court in Boston. (See blog entry below about the identity theft sentencing.) In a case before the court a jury found Pfizer, Inc., liable for the violation of federal racketeering law by improperly marketing its epilepsy drug Neurontin for off-label uses. The jury awarded the plaintiffs, Kaiser Foundation […]

US Settles Qui Tam Suit

The federal government has settled a qui tam or whistle blower action against a medical device manufacturer. Atricure, Inc., a Ohio based company, will pay $3,760,000 to settle the lawsuit. The action alleged that Atricure engaged in prohibited conduct in the marketing of its surgical ablation devices. Such devices use focused energy to create scar […]