(pressebox) Bad Homburg, 06.05.2009, Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA ("FME"), the world’s largest provider of Dialysis Services and Products, today announced, that the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York (Brooklyn) has completed its investigation of Fresenius Medical Care’s North American subsidiaries. The Office informed FME that no action will be taken against the company and its subsidiaries, including Spectra Renal Laboratories, and Renal Care Group Inc. (RCG), which Fresenius Medical Care acquired by merger on March 31, 2006. No allegations were filed against FME or RCG, nor were any fines, penalties, or changes in policy or business practices requested. Fresenius Medical Care and Renal Care Group both received subpoenas in October 2004. Both companies thereafter cooperated fully with the investigation.
Dr. Ben Lipps, Chief Executive Officer of Fresenius Medical Care and Chairman of the Management Board stated, "We are pleased with the outcome of the investigation and the fact that it is now closed."
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Fresenius Medical Care is the world’s largest integrated provider of products and services for individuals undergoing dialysis because of chronic kidney failure, a condition that affects more than 1,770,000 individuals worldwide. Through its network of 2,448 dialysis clinics in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Africa, Fresenius Medical Care provides dialysis treatment to 187,476 patients around the globe. Fresenius Medical Care is also the world’s leading provider of dialysis products such as hemodialysis machines, dialyzers and related disposable products. Fresenius Medical Care is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FME, FME3) and the New York Stock Exchange (FMS, FMS/P).
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