Boston Scientific Corporation (Form: 8-K)  






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   April 27, 2010

Boston Scientific Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware 1-11083 04-2695240
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
One Boston Scientific Place, Natick, Massachusetts   01760-1537
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   508-650-8000

Not Applicable
Former name or former address, if changed since last report


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Item 8.01 Other Events.

On April 27, 2010, we announced that the U.S. District Court in Minnesota declined to accept the plea agreement between Guidant and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) related to product advisories issued in 2005, before we acquired Guidant. Instead, the Court invited the parties to consider a modified agreement fashioned to further serve the public interest, including community service, public education and charitable activities, and suggested the DOJ allocate a portion of the settlement funds to Medicare. The Court did not suggest revisions to the remaining terms of the plea agreement.

We plan to work with the DOJ in an effort to develop a modified plea agreement that is acceptable to the Court, the DOJ and the Company.

In November, Guidant agreed to plead to two misdemeanor charges related to the failure to include information in reports to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and we agreed to pay $296 million on behalf of Guidant.

A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto.

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

    Boston Scientific Corporation
April 27, 2010   By:   Lawrence J. Knopf
        Name: Lawrence J. Knopf
        Title: Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel

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Exhibit Index

Exhibit No.   Description

  Press release issued by Boston Scientific Corporation dated April 27, 2010.