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Use of C.diff infection study 'clearly' targeted rival medical sharps disposal company, judge says

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 23, 2016, 1:05pm

A Chicago federal judge has refused to toss a lawsuit brought by a medical waste disposal container company against a competitor it accused of funding and spreading an allegedly specious study on hospital bacterial infection rates, not out of a concern for public safety, but merely to infect their rival’s reputation and suppress its business.

Daniels Sharpsmart sticks competitor Becton Dickinson with lawsuit over allegedly specious C.diff infection study

Dan Churney Nov. 2, 2015, 10:17pm

Medical waste disposal container company Daniels Sharpsmart has asked a Chicago federal judge to stem the spread of a medical study on hospital bacterial infection rates, which the company has alleged is specious, yet is being used by a competitor to infect the reputation of the company’s products.