Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
AbbVie
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol ABBV)
Headquartered in: 
Illinois
Major Industry: 
pharmaceuticals
Specific Industry: 
pharmaceuticals
Penalty total since 2000: 
$1,881,735,219
Number of records: 
19
Top 10 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products$1,625,000,0003
False Claims Act and related$198,928,2629
kickbacks and bribery$41,500,0003
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices$15,350,0001
consumer protection violation$826,9571
environmental violation$130,0002
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.

Associated Names: 

Abbott now Abbvie; ABBVIE LTD; Knoll Pharmaceuticals; KOS PHARMACEUTICALS

Links: 

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


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Abbott Laboratories Inc. off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2012 FDA $1,500,000,000
Abbott Laboratories off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2012 MULTI-AG (*) $339,148,643
Abbott Laboratories Inc. False Claims Act and related 2010 DOJ_CIVIL $126,500,000
Kos Pharmaceuticals kickbacks and bribery 2010 FDA $41,500,000
Abbott Laboratories Inc. False Claims Act and related 2008 TX-AG $28,000,000
Abbott Laboratories off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2018 USAO $25,000,000
Abbott Laboratories price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2005 MULTI-AG $15,350,000
Abbott Laboratories False Claims Act and related 2009 AL-AG $14,833,333
AbbVie Inc. False Claims Act and related 2019 IL-AG $13,747,929
Abbott Laboratories False Claims Act and related 2008 PA-AG $6,950,000
Abbott Laboratories False Claims Act and related 2013 LA-AG $6,200,000
Kos Pharmaceuticals kickbacks and bribery 2010 MULTI-AG (*) $4,454,432
AbbVie Inc. kickbacks and bribery 2018 MULTI-AG (*) $1,800,000
Abbott Laboratories Inc. False Claims Act and related 2009 OH-AG $1,340,000
Abbott Laboratories, Inc. False Claims Act and related 2013 ID-AG $1,000,000
Knoll Pharmaceuticals consumer protection violation 2001 AR-AG $826,957
Abbott Laboratories, Inc. False Claims Act and related 2009 IA-AG $357,000
ABBVIE LTD environmental violation 2016 EPA $100,000
ABBVIE LTD environmental violation 2006 EPA $30,000
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