October 19, 2020
Utah-based medical device manufacturer, Merit Medical Systems Inc.
, has agreed to pay $18 million
to multiple states to settle allegations of paying illegal kickbacks to healthcare providers and causing false claims to be submitted to Medicaid. In order to induce sales of its embolotherapeutic devices—which are used to treat arteriovenous malformations, hypervascular tumors, and symptomatic uterine fibroids—Merit allegedly provided doctors, medical practices, and hospitals with millions of dollars in free advertising, educational grants, and practice support. NC AG