January 1, 2008

Lawsuits over device pricing settled"

By: OR Manager

ECRI Institute and Boston Scientific in November settled their lawsuits over price transparency for cardiac devices. The terms were not disclosed. ECRI Institute sued Guidant Corporation in 2006 over the right to publish pricing for cardiac devices as part of its benchmarking service. Guidant countersued, saying ECRI had interfered with its contracts, which it considers confidential. Guidant later sold its cardiac rhythm management business to Boston Scientific.

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