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:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ProVest Insurance ... greater Dallas, Miami, and Raleigh regions, is organizing an extended charity drive to ... and deadly chromosome abnormality. , After struggling since birth with several health challenges, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The ... to promote standards of excellence for the field of eating disorders, announces the ... – 25, 2018 in Orlando, Florida at the Omni Resort at ChampionsGate. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Many families have long-term insurance ... care insurance companies have a waiver for care if the client has a cognitive ... the family pays for care, is often waived, so the benefits from their insurance ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... Talented host, actor Rob Lowe, is ... a new episode of "Success Files," which is an award-winning educational program broadcasted ... each subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , Sciatica occurs when the sciatic ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... now treating sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many ... sleep disorder characterized by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... , Oct. 11, 2017  True Health, ... has amplified its effort during National Breast Cancer ... hereditary cancer risks. ... Clinical Oncology calculated that more than 10 million ... inherited mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 and have not ...
(Date:10/5/2017)... Oct. 5, 2017  In response to the ... and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) released prescribing recommendations that ... be used as a first-line therapy to manage ... Recognizing the value and ... Paper "Opioid Prescribing: Acute and Postoperative Pain Management" ...
(Date:10/2/2017)...  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ... quarter of 2017 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Lilly ... with the investment community and media to further detail ... will begin at 9 a.m. Eastern time. Investors, media ... of the conference call through a link that will ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: