Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Merck KGaA (EMD)
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded
Headquartered in: 
Germany
Major Industry: 
pharmaceuticals
Specific Industry: 
pharmaceuticals
Penalty total since 2000: 
$770,559,407
Number of records: 
33
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
healthcare-related offenses$704,000,0002
government-contracting-related offenses$44,300,0002
competition-related offenses$18,079,4544
environment-related offenses$4,011,67212
safety-related offenses$137,53111
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products$704,000,0002
False Claims Act and related$44,300,0002
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices$16,275,4542
environmental violation$4,011,67212
export control violation$1,804,0002
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: 

ALDRICH CHEM; EM IND; EMD CHEM; EMD MILLIPORE; EMD Serono, Inc.; MERCK KGAA; MERCK KGAA EMD; MILLIPORE; MILLIPORE CIDRA; RESEARCH ORGANICS; SERONO; Serono Inc.; SERONO SA; SIGMA ALDRICH; SIGMA ALDRICH MFG; SIGMA ALDRICH RESEARCH BIOCHEMICALS

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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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Serono, S.A. off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2005 FDA $704,000,000
Serono Inc. off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2005 MULTI-AG (*) $262,000,000
Serono Laboratories Inc. False Claims Act and related 2011 DOJ_CIVIL $44,300,000
EMD Serono, Inc. False Claims Act and related 2011 MULTI-AG (*) $44,300,000
Merck KgaA price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2000 DOJ_ANTITRUST $14,000,000
EMD Millipore Corporation environmental violation 2013 EPA $2,681,500
EMD MILLLIPORE CORP environmental violation 2013 EPA (*) $2,681,500
Merck KGaA price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2009 MULTI-AG $2,275,454
Sigma Aldrich Research Biochemicals Inc. export control violation 2002 BIS $1,760,000
MILLIPORE CORP environmental violation 2010 EPA $526,500
EMD Millipore Corp. environmental violation 2017 EPA $385,000
EMD MILLIPORE CORPORATION environmental violation 2017 EPA (*) $385,000
Sigma Aldrich Co. environmental violation 2004 USAO $180,000
research organics environmental violation 2003 EPA $159,672
SIGMA ALDRICH MFG LLC environmental violation 2007 EPA $55,000
EMD Chemicals, Inc. export control violation 2007 BIS $44,000
SIGMA-ALDRICH aviation safety violation 2011 FAA $30,000
SIGMA-ALDRICH workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $23,632
Aldrich Chemical Company LLC tax violations 2017 ATTTB $22,500
MILLIPORE CORPORATION aviation safety violation 2010 FAA $15,000
EMD CHEMICALS INCORPORATED motor vehicle safety violation 2004 FMCSA $13,170
SIGMA-ALDRICH aviation safety violation 2013 FAA $11,000
SIGMA-ALDRICH CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $10,115
MILLIPORE, CIDRA, INC. environmental violation 2000 EPA $9,000
EMD Chemicals, Inc. economic sanction violation 2007 OFAC $8,250
SIGMA-ALDRICH INC aviation safety violation 2013 FAA $8,000
EMD CHEMICALS INCORPORATED motor vehicle safety violation 2006 FMCSA $7,614
ALDRICH CHEMICAL aviation safety violation 2016 FAA $7,500
ALDRICH CHEMICAL aviation safety violation 2010 FAA $6,500
SIGMA-ALDRICH, INC aviation safety violation 2017 FAA $5,000
EM INDUSTRIES, INC. environmental violation 2000 EPA $5,000
Aldrich Chemical environmental violation 2018 EPA $5,000
Aldrich Chemical, LLC environmental violation 2018 EPA $5,000
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