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Feds investigate artificial-hip maker

Bloomberg News/Boston Globe, September 4, 2008
The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether artificial hip and knee maker Stryker Corp. illegally paid surgeons to induce them to use company products, according to a court filing. The Justice Department and the Health and Human Services Department's Office of Inspector General is probing the nature of $40 million in payments that Stryker made last year to almost 200 physicians through consulting agreements and other financial relationships.