Violation Tracker Industry Summary Page

Industry: 
pharmaceuticals
Penalty Total since 2000: 
$40,181,040,154
Number of Records: 
877
Note: 
The totals include only those entries matched to a parent company. The industry designation is the primary one for the parent's operations overall. The totals are adjusted to account for the fact that each parent's entries 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. They 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 individual records list below.

Top 10 Parent CompaniesTotal Penalty $Number of Records
Pfizer$4,747,652,94780
GlaxoSmithKline$4,422,266,05833
Johnson & Johnson$4,247,989,54954
Merck$3,310,180,72866
AbbVie$3,179,357,50750
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries$2,735,261,91850
Mallinckrodt$1,755,360,97919
Eli Lilly$1,641,265,17623
Bristol-Myers Squibb$1,554,891,42034
Novartis$1,543,646,94340


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Parent Primary Offense Type Year Agencysort icon Penalty Amount
Synthes USA Johnson & Johnson wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $5,000,000
Mylan Mylan wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $225,000
Novartis Novartis wage and hour violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $99,000,000
Genentech Roche wage and hour violation 2012 private lawsuit-state $2,100,000
Genentech Roche wage and hour violation 2011 private lawsuit-state $2,600,000
Abbott Laboratories Abbott Laboratories employment discrimination 2016 private lawsuit-federal $210,000
Abbott Laboratories Abbott Laboratories employment discrimination 2007 private lawsuit-federal $1,176,576
Abbott Laboratories Abbott Laboratories employment discrimination 2016 private lawsuit-federal $6,750,000
Forest Laboratories, Inc. AbbVie employment discrimination 2018 private lawsuit-federal $4,000,000
Medicis Pharmaceutical Bausch Health employment discrimination 2016 private lawsuit-federal $7,150,000
Daiichi Sankyo Daiichi Sankyo employment discrimination 2016 private lawsuit-federal $8,200,000
Mallinckrodt Inc. Mallinckrodt employment discrimination 2003 private lawsuit-federal $650,561
Novartis Corporation and Alcon Laboratories Novartis employment discrimination 2016 private lawsuit-federal $8,000,000
Novartis Corporation Novartis employment discrimination 2010 private lawsuit-federal $175,000,000
Pfizer Pfizer employment discrimination 2009 private lawsuit-federal $1,365,003
Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc. Roche employment discrimination 2012 private lawsuit-federal $545,833
Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC Sanofi employment discrimination 2010 private lawsuit-federal $15,360,000
AstraZeneca AstraZeneca employment discrimination 2008 private lawsuit-state $350,000
Pharmavite LLC Otsuka Pharmaceutical wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-state $1,925,000
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries employment discrimination 2019 private lawsuit-federal $2,092,634
Schering-Plough Corporation Merck benefit plan administrator violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $12,250,000
Merck & Co., Inc. Merck benefit plan administrator violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $10,400,000
Wyeth Pfizer benefit plan administrator violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $2,000,000
Merck & Co., Inc. Merck benefit plan administrator violation 2011 private lawsuit-federal $49,500,000
Amgen, Inc. Amgen benefit plan administrator violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $2,750,000
Briston-Myers Squibb Bristol-Myers Squibb benefit plan administrator violation 2005 private lawsuit-federal $41,220,000
Schering-Plough Corporation Merck benefit plan administrator violation 2010 private lawsuit-federal $8,500,000
KV Pharmaceutical Co. KV Pharmaceutical benefit plan administrator violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $3,000,000
UCB Holdings, Inc. UCB benefit plan administrator violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $5,500,000
Merck & Co. Inc. Merck employment discrimination 2019 private lawsuit-federal $6,200,000
Baxalta US Inc. Takeda Pharmaceutical wage and hour violation 2019 private lawsuit-state $4,750,000
Abbott Laboratories AbbVie False Claims Act and related 2009 AL-AG $14,833,333
Amgen and Immunex Amgen False Claims Act and related 2008 AL-AG $3,500,000
Aventis Pharmaceutical L.P. Sanofi False Claims Act and related 2009 AL-AG $14,833,333
Bristol-Myers Squibb Bristol-Myers Squibb False Claims Act and related 2008 AL-AG $11,000,000
Dey L.P. Mylan False Claims Act and related 2008 AL-AG $4,750,000
Forest Laboratories AbbVie False Claims Act and related 2009 AL-AG $14,833,333
McNeil-PPC Inc. Johnson & Johnson consumer protection violation 2015 AL-AG $500,000
Roxanne Laboratories and Boehringer Ingelheim Hikma Pharmaceuticals False Claims Act and related 2008 AL-AG $9,500,000
Shering-Plough/Warrick Companies Merck False Claims Act and related 2009 AL-AG $14,833,333
Takeda Pharmaceuticals Takeda Pharmaceutical False Claims Act and related 2008 AL-AG $2,000,000
TEVA Pharmaceuticals USA Teva Pharmaceutical Industries False Claims Act and related 2009 AL-AG $14,833,333
Dey, Inc. Mylan fraud 2004 AR-AG $600,000
Eli Lilly Eli Lilly off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2010 AR-AG $18,500,000
Knoll Pharmaceuticals AbbVie consumer protection violation 2001 AR-AG $826,957
TAP Pharmaceutical Products, Inc. Takeda Pharmaceutical False Claims Act and related 2001 AR-AG $525,780
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals tax violations 2014 ATTTB $506,035
Aldrich Chemical Company LLC Merck KGaA (EMD) tax violations 2017 ATTTB $22,500
Phibrochem, Inc. Phibro Animal Health export control violation 2012 BIS $31,000
Alcon Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and Alcon Laboratories, Inc. Novartis export control violation 2016 BIS $8,100,000
EMD Chemicals, Inc. Merck KGaA (EMD) export control violation 2007 BIS $44,000
Sigma Aldrich Research Biochemicals Inc. Merck KGaA (EMD) export control violation 2002 BIS $1,760,000
Elan Pharmaceuticals Inc. Perrigo export control violation 2005 BIS $31,000
Bristol-Myers Squibb Medical Imaging, Inc. Bristol-Myers Squibb export control violation 2004 BIS $16,200
Daiichi Pharmaceutical Daiichi Sankyo price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2000 CA-AG $1,446,700
Eisai Co. Eisai price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2000 CA-AG $2,544,900
Endo Pharmaceuticals Endo International consumer protection violation 2019 CA-AG $760,000
Hoffman-LaRoche Roche price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2000 CA-AG $47,498,000
Schering-Plough Corporation Merck False Claims Act and related 2009 CA-AG $21,300,000
Takeda Chemical Takeda Pharmaceutical price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2000 CA-AG $5,850,550
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries consumer protection violation 2019 CA-AG $69,000,000
Bristol-Myers Squibb Bristol-Myers Squibb kickbacks and bribery 2016 CA-INS $30,000,000
Novo Nordisk Inc. Novo Holdings A/S off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2017 CA-INS $1,100,000
Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Bausch Health insurance violation 2018 CA-INS $1,875,000
Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Amphastar Pharmaceuticals wage and hour violation 2011 CA-LCO $25,000
Johnson & Johnson Johnson & Johnson consumer protection violation 2015 CA-MULTI $506,000
Actavis Kadian, LLC AbbVie Medicare Coverage Gap Discount Program violation 2013 CMS $116,703
Intermune, Inc. Roche Medicare Coverage Gap Discount Program violation 2013 CMS $5,641
Intermune, Inc. Roche Medicare Coverage Gap Discount Program violation 2013 CMS $16,215
Amneal Pharmaceutical, LLC Amneal Pharmaceuticals Medicare Coverage Gap Discount Program violation 2015 CMS $5,909
Amneal Pharmaceutical, LLC Amneal Pharmaceuticals Medicare Coverage Gap Discount Program violation 2015 CMS $9,440
Amneal Pharmaceutical, LLC Amneal Pharmaceuticals Medicare Coverage Gap Discount Program violation 2016 CMS $10,788
Amneal Pharmaceuticals, LLC Amneal Pharmaceuticals Medicare Coverage Gap Discount Program violation 2016 CMS $12,367
XenoPort Arbor Pharmaceuticals Medicare Coverage Gap Discount Program violation 2017 CMS $116,503
Amneal Pharmaceuticals, LLC Amneal Pharmaceuticals Medicare Coverage Gap Discount Program violation 2019 CMS $12,968
Cephalon, Inc. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2008 CT-AG $6,150,000
Dey Inc. Mylan False Claims Act and related 2005 CT-AG $2,500,000
Eli Lilly and Co. Eli Lilly off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2009 CT-AG $25,100,000
Mallinckrodt LLC Mallinckrodt Controlled Substances Act violation 2017 DEA $35,000,000
Bristol-Myers Squibb Bristol-Myers Squibb drug or medical equipment safety violation 2007 DOJ_ANTITRUST $1,000,000
Hoechst AG Sanofi price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2003 DOJ_ANTITRUST $12,000,000
Merck KgaA Merck KGaA (EMD) price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2000 DOJ_ANTITRUST $14,000,000
Sandoz Inc. Novartis price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2020 DOJ_ANTITRUST $195,000,000
AstraZeneca LP AstraZeneca False Claims Act and related 2015 DOJ_CIVIL $7,900,000
Daiichi Sankyo Inc. Daiichi Sankyo False Claims Act and related 2015 DOJ_CIVIL $39,000,000
Abbott Laboratories Abbott Laboratories False Claims Act and related 2013 DOJ_CIVIL $5,475,000
Sanofi-Aventis U.S. Inc. Sanofi False Claims Act and related 2012 DOJ_CIVIL $109,000,000
St. Jude Medical Inc. Abbott Laboratories kickbacks and bribery 2011 DOJ_CIVIL $16,000,000
Acclarent Inc. Johnson & Johnson False Claims Act and related 2016 DOJ_CIVIL $18,000,000
Genentech Inc. Roche False Claims Act and related 2016 DOJ_CIVIL $33,500,000
OSI Pharmaceuticals LLC Astellas Pharma False Claims Act and related 2016 DOJ_CIVIL $67,000,000
Pfizer Inc. Pfizer False Claims Act and related 2016 DOJ_CIVIL $784,600,000
AstraZeneca LP AstraZeneca False Claims Act and related 2015 DOJ_CIVIL $46,500,000
Cephalon Inc. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries False Claims Act and related 2015 DOJ_CIVIL $7,500,000
Astellas Pharma US Inc. Astellas Pharma False Claims Act and related 2014 DOJ_CIVIL $7,300,000
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. and IVAX LLC Teva Pharmaceutical Industries False Claims Act and related 2014 DOJ_CIVIL $27,600,000
Genzyme Corp. Sanofi False Claims Act and related 2013 DOJ_CIVIL $22,280,000
ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Bausch Health False Claims Act and related 2013 DOJ_CIVIL $33,500,000
Amgen Inc. Amgen False Claims Act and related 2013 DOJ_CIVIL $24,900,000
St. Jude Medical Inc. Abbott Laboratories False Claims Act and related 2012 DOJ_CIVIL $3,650,000
Dava Pharmaceuticals Inc. Endo International False Claims Act and related 2012 DOJ_CIVIL $11,000,000
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