Fresenius Medical Care said it had been subpoenaed by the U.S. Justice Department's St. Louis office for information on the company's operations dating to back to 1996. The Germany-based company, which provides dialysis services and products, did not disclose details of the subpoena but said it would hold a conference call for analysts Thursday and would cooperate with the Justice Department's request. Earlier this year, dialysis provider DaVita, El Segundo, Calif., received a similar subpoena from the St. Louis office covering the same time period. The office previously settled a probe of Gambro Healthcare U.S., which among other elements covered alleged kickbacks to medical directors, for $350 million. In 2000, Fresenius reached a $486 million settlement with HHS' inspector general's office also related to physician compensation. -- by Joseph Mantone
Fresenius also subpoenaed in dialysis industry probe
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