Medtronic Inc. , the world’s largest medical device maker, said it received a warning letter from U.S. regulators about reporting requirements and handling of complaints at its Louisville, Colorado, plant.
Suffering from an aching back, truck driver Mikel Hehn went to see surgeon Jeffrey Gerdes in 2008. The St. Cloud, Minnesota, doctor diagnosed spinal disc degeneration, commonly treated with physical therapy, and said surgery wasn’t called for.
Express Scripts Inc.’s bid for Medco Health Solutions Inc. should be approved by U.S. antitrust regulators only if the combined company allows customers to buy specialty drugs at pharmacies that compete with their own, a lawyer for independent rivals said.
A top physician at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs was recommended for a government job by medical supplier Medtronic Inc. , which paid the doctor $4 million in the two years before he joined the Obama administration, according to U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley .
Express Scripts Inc. will probably get a Federal Trade Commission ruling as early as March 30 on its proposed takeover of pharmacy-benefits manager Medco Health Solutions Inc., said two people familiar with the case who declined to be identified because the review is private.
Express Scripts Inc.’s takeover of Medco Health Solutions Inc. is offering the biggest potential windfall in North America even as traders are more confident than ever the acquisition will clear U.S. regulatory hurdles.