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Company: Merit Medical Systems Inc.
Current Parent CompanyMerit Medical Systems
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Penalty: $18,000,000
Year: 2020
Date: October 14, 2020
Offense Group: government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: Merit Medical Systems agreed to pay $18 million to resolve allegations that it offered unlawful kickbacks to health care providers to persuade them to purchase Merit medical devices and caused false claims to be submitted to government health care programs. The settlement was also announced by state attorneys general; see separate entry.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Utah
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: medical equipment and supplies
Specific Industry of Current Parent: medical devices
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