By Ian Millhiser
Nov 22, 2011 at 9:50 am
Last week, ThinkProgress reported on a Mississippi woman who received three years in federal prison because she lied on a series of forms in order to obtain $4,367 in food stamps she needed to feed herself and her two children. Meanwhile, this happened:
According to U.S. District Judge Legrome D. Davis, the Synthes officials wanted to beat their competitors to market without going through the lengthy process of getting the bone cement product approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. So they plotted to train select surgeons in its off-label use and then have the doctors publish their findings, the judge said.
The program continued even after a patient died in surgery in Texas in 2003 and another died in California. Read More