Medical device maker Biomet is being investigated by the U.S. Justice Department (D.O.J.) due to fresh bribery allegations.
Prosecutors will extend Biomet’s probation for an additional year, the firm announced earlier this week, in light of recent allegations made by an anonymous whistleblower. According to an email written by the whistleblower, distributors hired by Biomet to sell the company’s orthopedic devices paid kickbacks to government doctors. An internal investigation was launched when Biomet disclosed the email to the government, and several employees at the center of the scandal were fired, according to The New York Times (The Times). More Medical Device Maker Facing new Bribery Allegations