Life Sciences

Third former device employee pleads guilty to misbranding

Device Regulation Alert: Safety, Compliance and Reimbursement News, April 27, 2009

Shane Doyle, 32, of Winchester, MA, pleaded guilty to felony misbranding, according to the Department of Justice.

As a territory manager for an unnamed medical device manufacturer based in Hopkinton, MA, Doyle promoted the devices designed to promote bone growth for unapproved uses, the DOJ said. Doyle promoted a combination of the devices with bone void filler, and in furtherance of that promotion provided mixing instructions to surgeons, medical technicians and others.

Doyle is the third former medical device employee to plead guilty to misbranding a medical device. Justin Demming, of Wadsworth, OH, pleaded guilty to felony misbranding of a medical device in February. In November 2008, Darnell Martin pleaded guilty to similar charge.

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