Violation Tracker Summary for Primary Offense Type

Offense Type: 
drug or medical equipment safety violation
Penalty Total since 2000: 
$3,780,949,444
Number of Penalty Records: 
85
Note: 
The totals here are adjusted to account for the fact that each parent's entries 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. They are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the individual records list below.

Top 10 Parent CompaniesTotal Penalty $Number of Records
GlaxoSmithKline$880,750,0004
Merck$508,250,0002
Sun Pharmaceuticals$502,300,0003
Boston Scientific$416,750,0004
Johnson & Johnson$411,269,80012
AmerisourceBergen$260,000,0002
Pfizer$103,840,0005
Stryker$94,560,0002
Olympus$85,000,0001
Sanofi$55,781,0392


Individual Penalty Records:

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SB Pharmco Puerto Rico Inc. GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceuticals 2010 FDA $750,000,000
Ranbaxy USA Inc. Sun Pharmaceuticals pharmaceuticals 2013 FDA $500,000,000
Schering-Plough Corporation Merck pharmaceuticals 2002 DOJ_CIVIL $500,000,000
Guidant LLC Boston Scientific medical equipment and supplies 2011 FDA $296,000,000
Ranbaxy Sun Pharmaceuticals pharmaceuticals 2013 MULTI-AG (*) $266,729,715
AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group AmerisourceBergen wholesalers 2017 USAO $260,000,000
SB Pharmco Puerto Rico Inc. GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceuticals 2010 MULTI-AG (*) $163,560,000
Johnson & Johnson Johnson & Johnson pharmaceuticals 2019 MULTI-AG $120,000,000
Johnson & Johnson Johnson & Johnson pharmaceuticals 2019 MULTI-AG $116,860,000
AmerisourceBergen Corporation AmerisourceBergen wholesalers 2018 MULTI-AG (*) $99,875,000
GlaxoSmithKline LLC GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceuticals 2012 MULTI-AG $90,000,000
Olympus Medical Systems Corporation Olympus electrical and electronic equipment 2018 DOJ_CIVIL $85,000,000
OtisMed Corp. Stryker medical equipment and supplies 2014 FDA $79,560,000
Boston Scientific Corp. Boston Scientific medical equipment and supplies 2005 USAO $74,000,000
LifeScan Inc. Johnson & Johnson pharmaceuticals 2000 USAO $60,000,000
Pfizer Inc. Pfizer pharmaceuticals 2012 FDA $55,000,000
Animal Health International Inc. Patterson wholesalers 2020 USAO $52,802,203
Pentax Medical Company   2020 DOJ_CIVIL $43,000,000
GlaxoSmithKline, LLC GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceuticals 2011 MULTI-AG $40,750,000
Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Vintage Pharmaceuticals, LLC d/b/a Qualitest Pharmaceuticals Endo International pharmaceuticals 2015 USAO $39,000,000
Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc. Amryt Pharma pharmaceuticals 2017 DOJ_CIVIL $35,000,000
Canada Drugs, Rockley Ventures, and River East Supplies   2018 USAO $34,000,000
Johnson & Johnson Johnson & Johnson pharmaceuticals 2017 MULTI-AG $33,000,000
Genzyme Corporation Sanofi pharmaceuticals 2015 FDA $32,587,439
LifeScan, Inc. Johnson & Johnson pharmaceuticals 2003 MULTI-AG $30,600,000
Boston Scientific Corp. Boston Scientific medical equipment and supplies 2013 FDA $30,000,000
Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories Division Pfizer pharmaceuticals 2000 FDA $30,000,000
Ethex Corporation KV Pharmaceutical pharmaceuticals 2010 FDA $27,600,000
McNeil-PPC Inc. Johnson & Johnson pharmaceuticals 2015 FDA $25,000,000
Purdue Pharma Purdue Pharma pharmaceuticals 2015 KY-AG $24,000,000
Roussel Uclaf S.A. Sanofi pharmaceuticals 2001 USAO $23,193,600
Norian Corp.   2010 USAO $22,500,000
Bayer Corporation Bayer chemicals 2009 MULTI-AG $20,000,000
Baxter Healthcare Corporation Baxter International medical equipment and supplies 2017 DOJ_CIVIL $18,158,000
HRC Medical Centers, Inc.   2017 TN-AG $18,141,750
ev3 Inc. Medtronic medical equipment and supplies 2018 DOJ_CIVIL $17,900,000
Bayer Corporation Bayer chemicals 2019 KY-AG $17,000,000
Guidant Corporation Boston Scientific medical equipment and supplies 2007 MULTI-AG $16,750,000
ACell, Inc.   2019 USAO $15,000,000
Stryker Biotech LLC Stryker medical equipment and supplies 2012 USAO $15,000,000
Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Inc. Medtronic medical equipment and supplies 2017 MULTI-AG $12,000,000
Cardinal Health Inc. Cardinal Health wholesalers 2006 NY-AG $10,000,000
Johnson & Johnson Johnson & Johnson pharmaceuticals 2019 WA-AG $9,900,000
Pfizer Inc. Pfizer pharmaceuticals 2014 NV-AG $9,500,000
Merck Merck pharmaceuticals 2013 PA-AG $8,250,000
Bayer Corporation Bayer chemicals 2007 MULTI-AG $8,000,000
B. Braun Medical Inc. B. Braun Melsungen medical equipment and supplies 2016 FDA $7,800,000
Bodybuilding.com LLC Expedia Group miscellaneous services 2012 USAO $7,000,000
Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical LLC Johnson & Johnson pharmaceuticals 2010 USAO $6,140,000
Pfizer Pfizer pharmaceuticals 2003 MULTI-AG $6,000,000
Medtronic, Inc. Medtronic medical equipment and supplies 2006 MULTI-AG (*) $5,800,000
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Inc. Dr. Reddy's Laboratories pharmaceuticals 2018 DOJ_CIVIL $5,000,000
Fresenius Medical Care Holdings Inc. Fresenius healthcare services 2019 KY-AG $5,000,000
Bryan Corporation   2007 USAO $5,000,000
Quantum Solutions, SRL   2018 USAO $4,385,000
DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. Johnson & Johnson pharmaceuticals 2014 OR-AG $4,000,000
Johnson & Johnson Johnson & Johnson pharmaceuticals 2020 WV-AG $3,900,000
Pfizer, Inc. Pfizer pharmaceuticals 2012 OR-AG $3,340,000
Bayer Healthcare Bayer chemicals 2010 MULTI-AG $3,300,000
Ranbaxy Laboratories Sun Pharmaceuticals pharmaceuticals 2014 OR-AG $2,300,000
GNC Holdings Inc. GNC Holdings retailing 2016 FDA $2,250,000
National Respiratory Services, LLC   2013 USAO $2,000,000
Medisca Inc.   2012 USAO $1,773,529
Advanced Sterilization Products, a division of Ethicon Inc. Johnson & Johnson pharmaceuticals 2013 FDA $1,200,000
Bristol-Myers Squibb Bristol-Myers Squibb pharmaceuticals 2007 DOJ_ANTITRUST $1,000,000
SCM True Air Technologies, Inc.   2017 FDA $711,691
Synthes Inc. Johnson & Johnson pharmaceuticals 2010 USAO $669,800
ApotheCure, Inc.   2008 OR-AG $617,962
Danatech Medical Systems, Inc.   2006 USAO $471,764
The Plastic Surgery Group LLP   2010 USAO $306,686
Valor Medical Inc.   2014 USAO $250,000
NBTY, Inc. Carlyle Group private equity (including portfolio companies) 2016 NY-AG $250,000
Apothecure, Inc.   2012 TX-AG $200,000
Endo Health Solutions Inc. and Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. Endo International pharmaceuticals 2016 NY-AG $200,000
RAM Medical Inc.   2012 USAO $172,922
Precision Herbs LLC   2019 USAO $166,965
DCD LLC   2012 USAO $125,000
MuscleTech Research and Development Inc.   2004 MO-AG $100,000
Meiko America Inc.   2016 USAO $76,063
AADCO Medical Inc.   2016 USAO $53,070
Specialty Medicine Compounding Pharmacy   2013 MI-AG $50,000
Carolina Liquid Chemistries, Inc.   2019 USAO $50,000
R & D Holdings   2012 USAO $21,000
Q-Med Corporation   2005 USAO $10,000
RJL Sciences dba RJL Systems   2008 USAO $5,000
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(*): Some penalties are partial or complete duplicates of other penalty records, either because a DOJ settlement duplicates an agency record or because EPA listed the full penalty for a company for each of the company's relevant facilities. Penalty amounts marked with an asterisk have been identified by Good Jobs First as duplicating other penalty amounts.