Boston Scientific Corp

NATICK, MA - DECEMBER 05:  A sign on the front gate of Boston Scientific Corp. headquarters is seen December 5, 2005 in Natick, Massachusetts. The company offered $25 billion for Guidant Corp., $3 billion more than what Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay last month.  (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

US Sues Boston Scientific Over Guidant Devices

The U.S. government sued Boston Scientific Corp. on Thursday, alleging its Guidant unit knew some of its implantable heart devices were defective but continued to sell them anyway, putting patients’ lives at risk.



Judge Adds Probation To Guidant Plea Deal

A federal judge signed off Wednesday on a plea agreement that calls for Boston Scientific Corp.’s Guidant unit to pay $296 million for failing to properly disclose changes made to some implantable heart devices, but added three years of probation to the deal.



Guidant To Be Sentenced For Violating Federal Law

Boston Scientific Corp. says it’s taken steps to make sure it complies with federal regulations for its heart devices after its Guidant unit failed to properly disclose changes to some devices in 2002 and 2005.