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Medtronic Paid Spine Surgeon $19 Million

The Wall Street Journal (1/16, Armstrong, Burton) reports, “A prominent spine surgeon and researcher at the University of Wisconsin received $19 million in payment over five years from Medtronic Inc., one of the country’s largest makers of spinal devices, according to a senator who is investigating potential conflicts of interest in medicine.” Dr. Thomas Zdeblick, “received the payments while helping Medtronic develop and promote a number of spinal products.” This “report of multimillion-dollar payments to Dr. Zdeblick comes amid a growing movement for more detailed disclosure of the financial ties between doctors and outside interests.”

From the American Association for Justice news release.

Bob Kraft

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