KICKBACK SETTLEMENT

Medtronic pays $400K to settle South Dakota kickback case

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Minnesota-based Medtronic has agreed to pay $400,000 to South Dakota to resolve allegations that it paid kickbacks to a neurosurgeon. The settlement resolves allegations that Medtronic paid for more than 100 social events at a restaurant owned by Dr. Wilson Asfora. Medtronic allegedly sponsored the events over a nine-year period to persuade Asfora to use Medtronic…