Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

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: 
$2,338,807,423
Number of records: 
25
Top 10 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products$1,525,000,0002
False Claims Act$772,550,0006
kickbacks and bribery$16,000,0001
accounting fraud or deficiencies$13,023,8851
employment discrimination$8,136,5763
HHS civil monetary penalties$2,950,0001
environmental violation$816,0566
labor relations violation$253,6272
wage and hour violation$77,2793
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: 

ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS; ABBOTT LABS; ABBOTT LABS AND CG NUTRITIONALS; ABBOTT LABS N CHICAGO PLANT; ABBOTT LABS PUERTO RICO; ADVANCED MEDICAL OPTICS; ADVANCED NEUROMODULATION SYS; ALERE; ALERE SAN DIEGO; ST JUDE MEDICAL; THERASENSE

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


Individual Penalty Records:

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Abbott Laboratories Inc. off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2012 FDA $1,500,000,000
Abbott Laboratories and CG Nutritionals False Claims Act 2003 DOJ_CIVIL $600,000,000
Abbott Laboratories Inc. False Claims Act 2010 DOJ_CIVIL $126,500,000
Alere Inc. False Claims Act 2018 DOJ_CIVIL $33,200,000
Abbott Laboratories off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2018 USAO $25,000,000
St. Jude Medical Inc. kickbacks and bribery 2011 DOJ_CIVIL $16,000,000
Alere Inc. accounting fraud or deficiencies 2017 SEC $13,023,885
Abbott Laboratories employment discrimination 2016 private lawsuit-federal $6,750,000
Abbott Laboratories False Claims Act 2013 DOJ_CIVIL $5,475,000
St. Jude Medical Inc. False Claims Act 2010 DOJ_CIVIL $3,725,000
St. Jude Medical Inc. False Claims Act 2012 DOJ_CIVIL $3,650,000
Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc. HHS civil monetary penalties 2007 HHSOIG $2,950,000
Abbott Laboratories employment discrimination 2007 private lawsuit-federal $1,176,576
ABBOTT LABS - N. CHICAGO PLANT environmental violation 2006 EPA $475,672
Therasense, Inc. labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $236,827
Abbott Laboratories employment discrimination 2016 private lawsuit-federal $210,000
ABBOTT LABS-N CHICAGO PLANT environmental violation 2004 EPA $162,595
ABBOTT LABS - N. CHICAGO PLANT environmental violation 2011 EPA $135,756
Abbott Laboratories Puerto Rico, Inc. wage and hour violation 2009 WHD $49,045
ABBOTT LABORATORIES environmental violation 2008 EPA $25,033
St Jude Medical Inc wage and hour violation 2009 WHD $17,662
Advanced Medical Optics labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $16,800
ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS environmental violation 2011 EPA $12,000
Alere San Diego Inc. wage and hour violation 2017 WHD $10,572
ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS environmental violation 2009 EPA $5,000
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