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Pain Pump Makers Submitted False Claims for Joint Usage: Lawsuit

January 3, 2013
A federal court last week unsealed a $17 million False Claims Act case against Stryker and three other pain pump manufacturers that charges the companies with promoting off-label use of their products for shoulder surgery. The off-label promotion persisted even after physicians warned the companies of adverse events associated with the use of pain pumps in joints, the lawsuit states.
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