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Boston Scientific reveals California AG probe, whistleblower suit

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 1:16pm
Mass Device

Boston Scientific says the California attorney general's office is investigating sales of its transvaginal surgical mesh products and reveals a whistleblower lawsuit filed against its neuromodulation unit.

Boston Scientific

Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) said the office of California attorney general Kamala Harris launched a probe this month of its transvaginal surgical mesh sales.

The Natick, Mass.-based medical device company also said a whistleblower lawsuit was filed against its neuromodulation business alleging violations of the False Claims Act "through submission of fraudulent bills for implanted device," according to a regulatory filing.

Boston Scientific said Harris' office and "several other state attorneys general offices intend to initiate a civil investigation into our sales of transvaginal surgical mesh products."

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