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Medtronic to pay $23.5 million to settle kickback charge

The Justice Department alleged that Medtronic funneled money to doctors who implanted pacemakers or defibrillators made by the company. A spokesman says Medtronic admits no wrongdoing in the settlement.
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The Justice Department alleged that Medtronic funneled money to doctors who implanted pacemakers or defibrillators made by the company. A spokesman says Medtronic admits no wrongdoing in the settlement.

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