Two American diagnostics lab get hit with a $48.5 million fine for providing unnecessary medical tests

April 12, 2015 3:02 AM

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Two US companies have been slammed with a joint $48.5 million fine for conducting unnecessary medical tests in affinity with doctors that refer patients to them for a commission. The companies are Health Diagnostics Laboratory (HDL) and Singulex, two cardiovascular disease testing labs.

HDL is fined the sum of $47 and Singulex is to pay back $1.5 million; but then, neither of the companies admitted any guilt or liability in the lawsuit brought against them.

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