Skadden Discusses Prosecutions of Medical Technology Companies

Health care fraud continues to be a top enforcement priority for U.S. prosecutors, and nowhere is this more true than for the medical technology sector. From 2014-2019, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) brought enforcement actions against 67 medtech companies. These actions, which included allegations of kickbacks, unlawful promotional practices, and manufacturing and product quality violations, resulted in criminal and civil fines and penalties totaling more than $1.9 billion. As federal spending on health care increases markedly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including a sharp uptick in spending on medical devices and diagnostic and laboratory tests, companies in this … Read more