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Cypress medical sales representative agrees to settle allegations regarding neurostimulator devices

U.S. Attorney's Office – Southern District of Texas, Dec. 1, 2021

HOUSTON – A 47-year-old medical sales representative has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle allegations that he assisted in causing the submission of false claims, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery.

Matthew Thibaut is a sales representative from Cypress. He sold products through his business, Flex Surgical Management LLC.

From Jan. 1, 2017, to Dec. 31, 2019, Thibaut sold ANSiStim and Primary Relief devices to various medical providers. DyAnsys Inc. manufactures the devices which are used for electro-acupuncture. This only involves inserting needles into patients’ ears with the neurostimulator taped behind them with an adhesive.

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