Medtronic Receives Subpoenas from HHS

Medtronic has received subpoenas from the Department of Health and Human Services concerning its heart rhythm devices. The subpoenas requested information about the company’s revenue, marketing, reimbursement programs, and scientific studies. Medical device companies including Medtronic and Boston Scientific have come under more scrutiny after investigations into the company’s relationships with doctors as well as their marketing programs.
In the last few years, the federal government has been investigating medical device company’s transparency as well as the manner in which their medical device products are approved for market use.