Home » Extra Extra » More ties to researchers omitting findings in ... Extra Extra More ties to researchers omitting findings in lieu of royalties. By Extra Extra | 05.27.2011 "Since 2002, Medtronic and a group of doctors with financial ties to the medical device company were aware that a new biological agent used in back surgery was linked to sterility in men. But that crucial information was not revealed in medical journal articles written by those doctors, including surgeons who would receive millions of dollars in various royalties from Medtronic." John Fauber of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/JS Online uncovers more unsettling truths about our nations tug-of-war with scientific evidence versus greed.