Synthes to pay $23M fine and divest the Norian business… next comes executive sentencings |

Synthes to pay $23M fine and divest the Norian business… next comes executive sentencings

Synthes fined $23 million, must divest over illegal use of bone cement

Synthes Inc. and its Norian Corp. subsidiary formally pleaded guilty to charges that they illegally experimented with a bone cement on patients’ spines and will pay fines totaling $23.2 million.

U.S. District Judge Legrome D. Davis has not yet scheduled sentencing for four executives who pleaded guilty to charges in the case:

  • Michael D. Huggins – former Synthes North America president
  • Thomas B. Higgins – former senior vice president
  • Richard E. Bohner – vice president
  • John J. Walsh – director of regulatory and clinical affairs

Synthes Agrees to Divest a Subsidiary in Plea Deal Over Spinal Surgeries (NYTimes)

Norian to pay $22M fine in medical trials case  Read more: Norian to pay $22M fine in medical trials case (Philadelphia Business Journal)

Synthes Resolves Norian Case with U.S. Government (Synthes Press Release)



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