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$788,000 paid to doctor accused of faking study

New York Times, June 18, 2009
Medtronic announced that it had paid nearly $800,000 over an eight-year period to a former military surgeon who has been accused by the Army of falsifying a medical journal study involving one of the company's products. The surgeon, Timothy R. Kuklo, MD, claimed in the study that the use of a Medtronic bone growth product called Infuse had proved highly beneficial in treating leg injuries suffered by American soldiers in Iraq. A British medical journal that published the article retracted it after an internal Army investigation found that Kuklo had forged the names of four other doctors on the study and had cited data that did not match military record.