Wright Medical publishes a new code of business conduct
Wright Medical Group published a new code of business conduct (Memphis Commercial Appeal)
The code, outlined in a document filed with the SEC, covers all employees and anyone doing work for the Arlington, Tenn.-based medical device maker.
The code gives a new description of prohibited activities with health care professionals, covers prohibited off-label promotion of the company’s products and enhances the company’s policies on confidential patient information, among other things.
The document includes an “ethics quick test,” which includes questions like: “If you do it, will you feel bad?” and suggestions like “If you know that it’s wrong or suspect that it might be wrong, don’t do it!”
In May, federal prosecutors said the company “knowingly and willfully” breached its $7.9 million deferred prosecution agreement with the government to settle allegations it paid kickbacks to surgeons to use its products.
The company can settle the case without admission of wrongdoing if it meets government guidelines.