Basic Search  |  Summaries  |  Advanced Search

Violation Tracker Current Parent Company Summary

Current Parent Company Name: Abbott Laboratories
Ownership Structure: publicly traded (ticker symbol ABT)
Headquartered in: Illinois
Major Industry: pharmaceuticals
Specific Industry: pharmaceuticals
Penalty total since 2000$785,277,929
Number of records: 27
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
government-contracting-related offenses$698,547,9299
healthcare-related offenses$27,950,0002
safety-related offenses$27,000,0001
competition-related offenses$18,000,0002
financial offenses$13,023,8851
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
False Claims Act and related$698,547,9299
drug or medical equipment safety violation$27,000,0001
off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products$25,000,0001
kickbacks and bribery$18,000,0002
accounting fraud or deficiencies$13,023,8851
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 totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual 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. The totals 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 list below.

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

For an overview of assistance this company is receiving under the CARES Act, see its Covid Stimulus Watch summary page here.

Individual Penalty Records:

Click on the company or penalty amount for more information on each case.

Download results as CSV or XML or Save your search (Click here for information on download subscriptions)
CompanyPrimary Offense TypeYearAgencyPenalty Amount sort icon
Abbott Laboratories and CG NutritionalsFalse Claims Act and related2003DOJ_CIVIL$600,000,000
Alere Inc.False Claims Act and related2021DOJ_CIVIL$38,750,000
Alere Inc.False Claims Act and related2018DOJ_CIVIL$33,200,000
Abbott LaboratoriesFalse Claims Act and related2003MULTI-AG(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $32,500,000
St. Jude Medical Inc.drug or medical equipment safety violation2021DOJ_CIVIL$27,000,000
Abbott Laboratoriesoff-label or unapproved promotion of medical products2018USAO$25,000,000
St. Jude Medical Inc.kickbacks and bribery2011DOJ_CIVIL$16,000,000
Abbott LaboratoriesFalse Claims Act and related2019IL-AG$13,747,929
Alere Inc.accounting fraud or deficiencies2017SEC$13,023,885
Abbott LaboratoriesFalse Claims Act and related2013DOJ_CIVIL$5,475,000
Alere Inc.False Claims Act and related2018MULTI-AG(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $4,860,779
St. Jude Medical Inc.False Claims Act and related2010DOJ_CIVIL$3,725,000
St. Jude Medical Inc.False Claims Act and related2012DOJ_CIVIL$3,650,000
Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.HHS civil monetary penalties2007HHSOIG$2,950,000
Alere Inc.kickbacks and bribery2017MS-AG$2,000,000
Therasense, Inc.labor relations violation2003NLRB$236,827
Abbott Laboratoriesemployment discrimination2016private lawsuit-federal$210,000
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.environmental violation2013CA-SCAQMD$93,700
Abbott Laboratoriesconsumer protection violation2018NY-AG$50,000
Abbott Laboratories Puerto Rico, Inc.wage and hour violation2009WHD$49,045
ABBOTT LABORATORIESenvironmental violation2008EPA$25,033
Abbott Laboratories, Inc.consumer protection violation2013NY-AG$25,000
St Jude Medical Incwage and hour violation2009WHD$17,662
Advanced Medical Opticslabor relations violation2004NLRB$16,800
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.environmental violation2011CA-SCAQMD$12,000
Alere San Diego Inc.wage and hour violation2017WHD$10,572
Abbott Laboratories Diagnosticsenvironmental violation2007CA-DPR$9,476
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.