Navigation Links
DaVita Receives Civil Complaint
Date:8/31/2007

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA), today announced it received a copy of a civil complaint filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California by plaintiff Sheet Metal Workers National Health Fund. The complaint names as defendants Amgen, Inc., Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. and DaVita Inc. The complaint, which has not yet been served on DaVita, is styled as a request for class action and alleges claims against DaVita relating to the administration and use of Epogen(R). The complaint's principal allegations against DaVita are that Epogen(R) was administered to hemodialysis patients intravenously, as opposed to subcutaneously, and that Epogen(R) was over-utilized.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020729/DAVITALOGO)

DaVita administers Epogen(R) only pursuant to a physician's order, and the physician determines both the dosage amount and route of administration of Epogen(R). Also, the FDA-approved package insert for Epogen(R) recommends that Epogen(R) be administered intravenously for patients on hemodialysis. DaVita intends to vigorously defend the plaintiffs' claims and allegations contained in the complaint.

DaVita is a leading provider of dialysis services for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure. DaVita operates and provides administrative services to approximately 1,300 outpatient dialysis centers located in 42 states and the District of Columbia, serving approximately 104,000 patients.


'/>"/>
SOURCE DaVita Inc.
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Infant receives first bloodless liver transplant
2. Fifth US Patient Receives Artificial Heart
3. Northfield Labs Receives FDA Comments
4. British MPs Say Prostate Cancer Receives Low Priority in the NHS
5. Abbott Receives CE Mark Certification
6. Zactima Receives Fast Track Designation By The FDA
7. East London Receives World Class New Private Hospital Facility
8. Brinda Karat Receives Legal Notice over Ramdev Issue
9. Quake-Hit Pakistan Receives 30 Field Hospitals From Cuba
10. Medtronic’s Insulin Pump Receives Regulatory Approva
11. Aurobindo Receives Approval from USFDA for anti-AIDS drug
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... 21 Middle East and ... has selected 21 leaders from government, business and civil society in 11 countries across ... U.S. this fall, engaging in a transformative exchange of knowledge and ideas with the ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2017 , ... ... PureLife as the endorsed amalgam separator supplier for CDA members. As part of the ... a reduced price of $99, saving more than $400 off the retail value. This ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... Jupiter, FL (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2017 , ... ... the award winning series, which is slated to air fourth quarter 2017. American Farmer ... Christian D.A. Hansen, a Danish pharmacist, founded Chr. Hansen in Denmark in 1874 ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2017 , ... ... management, financial planning, and related services to families and business owners in and ... charity drive to benefit senior citizens in the area. , Meals on Wheels ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... All-Star Insurance, a family managed agency that offers insurance management ... announcing the launch of a new charity drive to benefit women in the area ... reveal that an estimated 252, 710 new cases of invasive or high risk breast ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/14/2017)... 2017  ivWatch LLC, a medical device company focused ... therapy, is pleased to announce it was the Bronze ... Supplies and Equipment at the 2017 Medical Design Excellence ... industry. The award was presented by Medical Device and ... in New York during MD&M ...
(Date:6/13/2017)... -- Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZBH), a ... Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has notified the Company that ... Zhejiang, China manufacturing facility has been ... clearance of the Warning Letter related to our ... of the progress we have made in our ongoing quality ...
(Date:6/10/2017)... , June 9, 2017  Shane K. Burchfield, DPM, is recognized ... excellence as a Podiatrist in Alabama . ... Family First Foot Care. He brings over 20 years of experience, ... management and healthcare, to his role. ... Care, PC is pleased to welcome you to his ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: