Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Cardinal Health
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol CAH)
Headquartered in: 
Ohio
Major Industry: 
wholesalers
Specific Industry: 
wholesalers-medical supplies
Penalty total since 2000: 
$6,732,130,382
Number of records: 
30
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
healthcare-related offenses$6,588,150,0007
employment-related offenses$53,290,3825
financial offenses$35,000,0001
consumer-protection-related offenses$26,817,5003
government-contracting-related offenses$10,715,0002
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products$6,489,000,0001
Controlled Substances Act violation$99,150,0006
benefit plan administrator violation$44,000,0002
accounting fraud or deficiencies$35,000,0001
consumer protection violation$26,810,0002
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.

Links: 

For more details on misconduct by this company, see its entry in the Project On Government Oversight's Federal Contractor Misconduct Database.

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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Company Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Cardinal Health Inc. off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2021 MULTI-AG $6,489,000,000
Cardinal Health, Inc. benefit plan administrator violation 2007 private lawsuit-federal $40,000,000
Cardinal Health, Inc. accounting fraud or deficiencies 2007 SEC $35,000,000
Cardinal Health Controlled Substances Act violation 2016 DEA $34,000,000
Cardinal Health Controlled Substances Act violation 2008 USAO $34,000,000
Cardinal Health Inc. consumer protection violation 2015 FTC $26,800,000
Cardinal Health Controlled Substances Act violation 2017 WV-AG $20,000,000
Kinray LLC Controlled Substances Act violation 2016 USAO $10,000,000
Cardinal Health Inc. drug or medical equipment safety violation 2006 NY-AG $10,000,000
Cardinal Health Inc. False Claims Act and related 2011 DOJ_CIVIL $8,000,000
Cardinal Health, Inc. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2020 SEC $8,000,000
Cardinal Health wage and hour violation 2019 private lawsuit-federal $7,500,000
Cardinal Health Inc benefit plan administrator violation 2008 private lawsuit-federal $4,000,000
Innovative Therapies Inc. False Claims Act and related 2017 USAO $2,715,000
Cardinal Health employment discrimination 2021 EEOC $1,450,000
Harvard Drug Group Controlled Substances Act violation 2016 WV-AG $1,000,000
Cordis Corporation employment discrimination 2018 OFCCP $340,382
Cardinal Health 406 LLC Controlled Substances Act violation 2008 USAO $150,000
CARDINAL HEALTH environmental violation 2014 PA-ENV $50,000
CARDINAL HEALTH aviation safety violation 2015 FAA $45,000
CARDINAL HEALTH, INC workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $19,800
Tradex International consumer protection violation 2000 ID-AG $10,000
Tradex International, Inc. telecommunications violation 2000 OR-AG $7,500
CARDINAL HEALTH environmental violation 2011 PA-ENV $7,500
CARDINAL HEALTH, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $7,000
CARDINAL HEALTH 200 LLC workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $6,700
CARDINAL HEALTH 110, LLC environmental violation 2015 EPA $6,000
CARDINAL HEALTH aviation safety violation 2010 FAA $5,500
Cardinal Health environmental violation 2013 MD-ENV $5,000
Cardinal Health environmental violation 2010 MD-ENV $5,000
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