Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
NuVasive Inc
Current Parent Company: 
NuVasive Inc.
Penalty: 
$13,500,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
July 30, 2015
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: 
off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products
Violation Description: 

NuVasive Inc. agreed to pay the United States $13.5 million to resolve allegations that the company caused health care providers to submit false claims to Medicare and other federal health care programs for spine surgeries by marketing the company's CoRoent System for surgical uses that were not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The settlement further resolved allegations that NuVasive caused false claims by paying kickbacks to induce physicians to use the CoRoent System.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
California
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
medical equipment and supplies
Specific Industry of Parent: 
medical devices
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