Medical Device Maker ev3 to Plead Guilty and Pay $17.9 Million for Distributing Adulterated Device

Boston, Massachusetts - Minnesota-based medical device manufacturer ev3 Inc. has agreed to plead guilty to charges related to its neurovascular medical device, Onyx Liquid Embolic System, and pay $17.9 million, the Department of Justice announced Tuesday.  Covidien LP, whose parent acquired ev3, separately paid $13 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations resulting from its alleged payment of kickbacks in connection with another medical device, the Solitaire mechanical thrombectomy device.

JBS Tolleson, Inc. Recalls Raw Beef Products due to Possible Salmonella Newport Contamination

Tolleson, Arizona - JBS Tolleson, Inc., a Tolleson, establishment, is recalling approximately 12,093,271 pounds of non-intact raw beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Newport, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Monday.

Pharmacist Sentenced to Over Six Years in Prison for Role in $5 Million Compounding Pharmacy Scheme

Miami, Florida - A South Florida pharmacist was sentenced to 78 months in prison today for his role in a $5 million compounding pharmacy scheme.

Arizona Ranks 8th For Most Opioid Sales

Yuma, Arizona - U.S. life expectancy is in decline because of opioids.  Did you know that Arizona ranks No. 8 in the country in terms of most opioid sales per capita by state?

New twist to grandparent scam: mail cash

Washington, DC - In 2018, the Consumer Sentinel Network has seen a striking increase in the median dollar amount that people 70 and over are saying they lost to fraud. Digging into the data, we found some common stories with an unusual twist: people 70 and older report mailing huge amounts of cash to people who pretended to be their grandchildren.