Fourth Synthes executive gets prison time for bone cement use

    A judge has handed down a prison sentence to another former Synthes executive.

    Richard Bohner was sentenced yesterday to eight months in prison. He’s the fourth executive from the Chester County pharma company to be sentenced to prison for the company’s use of bone cement without FDA approval.
    Late last month, Michael Huggins, Thomas Higgins and John Walsh were handed their prison terms. Higgins has since announced plans to appeal his nine-month sentence, which he says he is too strict.

    All four were criticized for flouting their corporate responsibility by allowing the use of the bone cement in clinical trials. Three patients died.

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