U.S. judge orders Becton Dickinson to correct false syringe claims

November 11, 2014 4:51 PM

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(Reuters) - A U.S. federal court has ordered medical device maker Becton Dickinson and Co to notify customers that it falsely claimed its safety syringes were sharper and wasted less medicine than those of rival Retractable Technologies Inc.

The order, handed down Monday by Judge Leonard Davis in the Eastern District of Texas, follows an award of $340 million in damages to Retractable in September 2013 after a jury trial.

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