Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Boston Scientific
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol BSX)
Headquartered in: 
Massachusetts
Major Industry: 
medical equipment and supplies
Specific Industry: 
medical devices
Penalty total since 2000: 
$541,074,202
Number of records: 
15
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
safety-related offenses$416,838,1858
government-contracting-related offenses$101,650,0002
employment-related offenses$15,200,0002
competition-related offenses$7,040,0001
financial offenses$277,0171
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
drug or medical equipment safety violation$416,750,0004
False Claims Act and related$101,650,0002
benefit plan administrator violation$15,200,0002
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices$7,040,0001
economic sanction violation$277,0171
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: 

BOSTON SCIENTIFIC; ENDOVASCULAR TECH; Guidant

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:

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Guidant LLC drug or medical equipment safety violation 2011 FDA $296,000,000
Endovascular Technologies Inc. False Claims Act and related 2003 DOJ_CIVIL $92,400,000
Boston Scientific Corp. drug or medical equipment safety violation 2005 USAO $74,000,000
Boston Scientific Corp. drug or medical equipment safety violation 2013 FDA $30,000,000
Guidant Corporation drug or medical equipment safety violation 2007 MULTI-AG $16,750,000
Guidant LLC False Claims Act and related 2011 DOJ_CIVIL $9,250,000
Boston Scientific Corporation benefit plan administrator violation 2010 private lawsuit-federal $8,200,000
Boston Scientific Corporation price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2003 FTC $7,040,000
Guidant Corporation benefit plan administrator violation 2010 private lawsuit-federal $7,000,000
Guidant Corporation economic sanction violation 2007 OFAC $277,017
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION environmental violation 2013 EPA $69,000
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC aviation safety violation 2016 FAA $50,000
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC NEUROMODULATION CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $18,560
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $13,100
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $6,525
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