USDA’s high-speed inspection: It’s ‘just nuts’ says whistleblower (digitaljournal.com)
February 06, 2015 – When one of the USDA meat inspectors complained about the infractions in the Hormel plant to a senior inspector, he was told, “It’s not whether or not people are going to eat ****—they are. It’s just how much.” Enough said.
Medtronic, DOJ Reach $3M FCA Deal Over Pain Treatment (law360.com)
February 06, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Justice reached a $2.8 million settlement on Friday with Minnesota-based Medtronic over False Claims Act allegations that the company had received false Medicare payments for spinal cord stimulation treatments for chronic pain that were not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.