Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary
|Top 10 Primary Offense Types||Penalty Total||Number of Records|
|off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products||$1,390,900,000||3|
|False Claims Act||$677,000,000||2|
|drug or medical equipment safety violation||$500,000,000||1|
|kickbacks and bribery||$345,000,000||1|
|investor protection violation||$1,000,000||1|
|Foreign Corrupt Practices Act||$500,000||1|
|labor relations violation||$118,910||3|
|benefit plan administrator violation||$10,001||1|
|Family and Medical Leave Act||$6,000||1|
Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty dollar total above may be adjusted to account for the fact that the list of entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. Duplicate penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.
CHEROKEE PHARMACEUTICALS; INSPIRE PHARMACEUTICALS; MERCK; MERCK AND; MERCK SHARP AND DOHME; MERCK SHARP AND DOHME QUIMICA DE PUERTO RICO; MERIAL IA LLP; SCHERING
For an overview of this company's accountability track record, read its Corporate Rap Sheet here.
For more details on misconduct by this company, see its entry in the Project On Government Oversight's Federal Contractor Misconduct Database.
For a summary of this company's federal contracts, see its page on Fedspending.
Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.
For more on the links between this company's federal political spending and its positions on proposed legislation, see its Maplight page.
Individual Penalty Records:
|Company||Primary Offense Type||Year||Agency||Penalty Amount|
|Merck, Sharp & Dohme||off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products||2011||FDA||$950,000,000|
|Merck & Company||False Claims Act||2008||DOJ_CIVIL||$650,000,000|
|Schering-Plough Corporation||drug or medical equipment safety violation||2002||DOJ_CIVIL||$500,000,000|
|Schering-Plough Corporation||off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products||2006||USAO||$435,000,000|
|Schering-Plough Corporation||kickbacks and bribery||2004||DOJ_CIVIL||$345,000,000|
|Schering-Plough||False Claims Act||2004||DOJ_CIVIL||$27,000,000|
|Merck and Company||environmental violation||2008||EPA||$6,075,000|
|Inspire Pharmaceuticals Inc.||off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products||2015||USAO||$5,900,000|
|MERCK & CO., INC.||environmental violation||2011||EPA||(*) $1,500,000|
|Schering-Plough Corporation||investor protection violation||2003||SEC||$1,000,000|
|Schering-Plough Corporation||Foreign Corrupt Practices Act||2004||SEC||$500,000|
|Schering-Plough Products, LLC||environmental violation||2011||EPA||$260,000|
|Merial (IA) LLP||environmental violation||2011||EPA||$130,000|
|Merck & Co., Inc.||labor relations violation||2008||NLRB||$100,000|
|MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORPORATION||environmental violation||2012||EPA||$69,274|
|SCHERING-PLOUGH PRODUCTS LLC||environmental violation||2001||EPA||$54,100|
|Schering Plough Products||environmental violation||2002||EPA||$49,000|
|SCHERING-PLOUGH HEALTHCARE PRODUCTS, INC. ( SB)||environmental violation||2007||EPA||$40,950|
|Merck & Co. Inc.||environmental violation||2005||EPA||$33,700|
|Schering Plough Products, LLC||environmental violation||2010||EPA||$11,500|
|Merck and Company, Inc.||labor relations violation||2009||NLRB||$10,710|
|CHEROKEE PHARMACEUTICALS LLC||benefit plan administrator violation||2011||EBSA||$10,001|
|Merck Sharp & Dohme Quimica de Puerto Rico||environmental violation||2007||EPA||$10,000|
|MERCK & CO INC||environmental violation||2016||EPA||$10,000|
|Schering-Plough||labor relations violation||2007||NLRB||$8,200|
|Schering Corporation||Family and Medical Leave Act||2006||WHD||$6,000|