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 2010: 
$1,451,049,568
Number of records: 
14
Top 10 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
False Claims Act$827,100,0002
off-label/unapproved promotion of medical products$505,400,0002
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act$60,216,5683
drug or medical equipment safety violation$55,000,0001
environmental violation$2,933,0005
employment discrimination$400,0001
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: 

ALPHARMA; HOSPIRA; KING PHARMACEUTICALS LLC; PFIZER; PFIZER HCP; WYETH

Links: 

For an overview of this company's accountability track record, read its Corporate Rap Sheet here.

Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.

To see how this company's federal lobbying expenses and campaign contributions compare to its federal subsidies and contracts, check out the Sunlight Foundation's Fixed Fortunes report.

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. False Claims Act 2016 DOJ_CIVIL $784,600,000
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc. off-label/unapproved promotion of medical products 2013 FDA $490,900,000
Pfizer Inc. drug or medical equipment safety violation 2012 FDA $55,000,000
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/unapproved promotion of medical products 2011 FDA $14,500,000
King Pharmaceuticals LLC environmental violation 2013 EPA $2,200,000
KING PHARMACEUTICALS INC environmental violation 2013 EPA (*) $2,200,000
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals LLC environmental violation 2014 EPA $728,000
Hospira Inc. employment discrimination 2015 OFCCP $400,000
PFIZER PHARMACEUTICALS LLC environmental violation 2014 EPA (*) $318,000
WYETH PHARMACEUTICALS environmental violation 2014 EPA $5,000
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