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The Lap-Bands Allergan sold allegedly had defective access ports used in the implantation process on the patient. The Lap-Bands Allergan sold allegedly had defective access ports used in the implantation process on the patient. (Photo: Shutterstock)

New Jersey-based Allergan Inc. has agreed to pay $500,000 to resolve allegations the company knowingly sold defective Lap-Bands to health care professionals for use in procedures to assist patients with weight loss, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced.

Denny Jacob

Denny Jacob is an associate editor for NU PropertyCasualty360. Contact him at djacob@alm.com.

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