Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Pfizer
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol PFE)
Headquartered in: 
New York
Industry: 
pharmaceuticals
Penalty total since 2000: 
$4,360,536,503
Number of records: 
38
Top 10 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products$3,235,400,0004
False Claims Act$1,000,100,0004
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act$60,216,5683
drug or medical equipment safety violation$55,000,0001
environmental violation$6,715,09318
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices$2,500,0001
employment discrimination$400,0001
workplace safety or health violation$153,4054
wage and hour violation$40,1871
railroad safety violation$11,2501
Notes: 

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.

Associated Names: 

ALPHARMA1; HOSPIRA; KING PHARMACEUTICALS AKA PFIZER; KING PHARMACEUTICALS LLC; PFIZER; PFIZER / GROTON; PFIZER GLOBAL MFG; PFIZER HCP; PFIZER PHARMACEUTICAL LIMITED; PHARMACIA; PHARMACIA AND UPJOHN CARIBE; PHARMACIA UPJOHN PFIZER; SEARLE; WARNER LAMBERT; WYETH; WYETH BIOPHARMA; WYETH PHARMACEUTICALES ROUSES POINT; WYETH PHARMACEUTICALS OTC

Links: 

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:

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Company Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Pfizer Inc. off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2009 FDA $2,300,000,000
Pfizer Inc. False Claims Act 2016 DOJ_CIVIL $784,600,000
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc. off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2013 FDA $490,900,000
Warner-Lambert off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2004 FDA $430,000,000
King Pharmaceuticals False Claims Act 2005 DOJ_CIVIL $124,000,000
Pfizer Inc. drug or medical equipment safety violation 2012 FDA $55,000,000
Pfizer Corporation False Claims Act 2002 DOJ_CIVIL $49,000,000
Alpharma Inc. False Claims Act 2010 DOJ_CIVIL $42,500,000
Pfizer Inc. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2012 SEC $26,339,944
Wyeth LLC Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2012 SEC $18,876,624
Pfizer H.C.P. Corporation Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2012 DOJ_CRIMINAL $15,000,000
Pfizer Inc. off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2011 FDA $14,500,000
Alpharma, Inc. price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2004 FTC $2,500,000
King Pharmaceuticals LLC environmental violation 2013 EPA $2,200,000
KING PHARMACEUTICALS (aka PFIZER) environmental violation 2013 EPA (*) $2,200,000
Pfizer Inc. environmental violation 2008 EPA $975,000
PFIZER GLOBAL MANUFACTURING environmental violation 2008 EPA $975,000
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals LLC environmental violation 2014 EPA $728,000
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, LLC environmental violation 2014 EPA $728,000
Pharmacia & Upjohn environmental violation 2005 EPA $676,250
Hospira Inc. employment discrimination 2015 OFCCP $400,000
HOSPIRA, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $132,300
SEARLE LTD environmental violation 2002 EPA $95,000
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Company, Inc, environmental violation 2010 EPA $77,000
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals LLC environmental violation 2005 EPA $55,000
Wyeth Pharmaceuticales - Rouses Point environmental violation 2008 EPA $44,500
Wyeth Biopharma wage and hour violation 2005 WHD $40,187
Wyeth Ayerst Pharmaceuticals environmental violation 2004 EPA $37,000
PHARMACIA & UPJOHN CARIBE environmental violation 2001 EPA $27,168
WYETH PHARMACEUTICALS COMPANY - OTC environmental violation 2000 EPA $25,000
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals environmental violation 2010 EPA $24,650
PFIZER INC / GROTON SITE environmental violation 2005 EPA $22,500
Pfizer Pharmaceutical Limited environmental violation 2004 EPA $20,025
Pfizer Inc. railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $11,250
KING PHARMACEUTICALS workplace safety or health violation 2001 OSHA $7,200
PFIZER, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $7,155
HOSPIRA workplace safety or health violation 2006 OSHA $6,750
PHARMACIA UPJOHN CO. (PFIZER, INC.) environmental violation 2004 EPA $5,000
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