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Fraudulent [kyphoplasty] back surgery marketing results in 75 million dollar fine

Forbes Magazine reported this week that Medtronic, Inc. paid 75 million dollars to the Federal government to settle claims of fraudulent marketing involving kyphoplasty back surgery.  Medtronic claims that the payment of 75 million dollars in fines does not show any wrong-doing by the company or its predecessor.  Common sense would certainly suggest otherwise, but maybe this amount is really only one officer's annual compensation.  Who knows?  These people waller in so much money it is hard to gauge their behavior by ordinary standards.

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