Former US army physician sentenced to prison for medical device kickback scheme

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 01 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5263
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

A former US army physician has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for his involvement in a $7.3m (£4.8m; €6.5m) healthcare fraud scheme in which he recommended medical devices to US military hospitals where he practiced while he was employed by the companies that developed and marketed the devices. The sentence was handed down on 25 September by Judge David Briones of the US District Court …

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