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 Typesort icon Year Agency Penalty Amount
Biovail Corporation Bausch Health accounting fraud or deficiencies 2008 SEC $10,000,000
Elan Corporation, plc Perrigo accounting fraud or deficiencies 2005 SEC $15,000,000
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Bristol-Myers Squibb accounting fraud or deficiencies 2004 SEC $150,000,000
ICN Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Bausch Health accounting fraud or deficiencies 2002 SEC $1,000,000
Galena Biopharma, Inc. SELLAS Life Sciences Group accounting fraud or deficiencies 2017 SEC $200,000
Alere Inc. Abbott Laboratories accounting fraud or deficiencies 2017 SEC $13,023,885
ETHICON ENDO SURGERY Johnson & Johnson aviation safety violation 2010 FAA $5,500
ALDRICH CHEMICAL Merck KGaA (EMD) aviation safety violation 2010 FAA $6,500
MILLIPORE CORPORATION Merck KGaA (EMD) aviation safety violation 2010 FAA $15,000
SIGMA-ALDRICH Merck KGaA (EMD) aviation safety violation 2011 FAA $30,000
SIGMA-ALDRICH INC Merck KGaA (EMD) aviation safety violation 2013 FAA $8,000
SIGMA-ALDRICH Merck KGaA (EMD) aviation safety violation 2013 FAA $11,000
BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM PHARMACEUTICALS Boehringer Ingelheim aviation safety violation 2014 FAA $15,000
GLAXO SMITH KLINE GlaxoSmithKline aviation safety violation 2014 FAA $59,500
ALDRICH CHEMICAL Merck KGaA (EMD) aviation safety violation 2016 FAA $7,500
MERCK & CO. Merck aviation safety violation 2015 FAA $65,000
MERCK & CO. INC. Merck aviation safety violation 2015 FAA $65,000
SERGEANTS PET CARE PRODUCTS Perrigo aviation safety violation 2015 FAA $33,750
SIGMA-ALDRICH, INC Merck KGaA (EMD) aviation safety violation 2017 FAA $5,000
VALEANT PHARMACEUTICALS INTERNATIONAL, INC. Bausch Health benefit plan administrator violation 2016 EBSA $10,001
BIOVAIL AMERICAS CORP. Bausch Health benefit plan administrator violation 2012 EBSA $10,001
CHEROKEE PHARMACEUTICALS LLC Merck benefit plan administrator violation 2011 EBSA $10,001
NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION Novartis benefit plan administrator violation 2006 EBSA $10,001
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
PERNIX THERAPEUTICS, LLC Currax Pharmaceuticals benefit plan administrator violation 2019 EBSA $10,001
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
Cephalon, Inc. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries consumer protection violation 2015 FTC $1,200,000,000
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Bristol-Myers Squibb consumer protection violation 2009 FTC $2,100,000
Mylan Laboratories, Inc. Mylan consumer protection violation 2000 FTC $100,000,000
Abbott Laboratories Abbott Laboratories consumer protection violation 2018 NY-AG $50,000
Abbott Laboratories, Inc. Abbott Laboratories consumer protection violation 2013 NY-AG $25,000
AstraZeneca AstraZeneca consumer protection violation 2010 KY-AG $5,391,000
Biogen Idec Inc. Biogen Idec consumer protection violation 2007 VT-AG $10,000
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Bristol-Myers Squibb consumer protection violation 2019 WV-AG $1,600,000
Cephalon Teva Pharmaceutical Industries consumer protection violation 2016 MULTI-AG $125,000,000
Endo Pharmaceuticals Endo International consumer protection violation 2019 CA-AG $760,000
Johnson and Johnson Johnson & Johnson consumer protection violation 2009 WV-AG $4,475,000
Knoll Pharmaceuticals AbbVie consumer protection violation 2001 AR-AG $826,957
McNeil-PPC Inc. Johnson & Johnson consumer protection violation 2015 AL-AG $500,000
McNeil-PPC, Inc. Johnson & Johnson consumer protection violation 2004 NY-AG $52,000
Merck & Co. Inc. Merck consumer protection violation 2009 MULTI-AG $5,400,000
Merck & Co. Merck consumer protection violation 2008 MULTI-AG $58,000,000
Mylan Specialty L.P. Mylan consumer protection violation 2013 OR-AG $250,000
Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. Otsuka Pharmaceutical consumer protection violation 2007 VT-AG $10,000
Pfizer Pfizer consumer protection violation 2019 OR-AG $975,000
Pfizer Inc. Pfizer consumer protection violation 2018 NY-AG $700,000
Purdue Pharma L.P. Purdue Pharma consumer protection violation 2002 FL-AG $2,150,000
Sanofi-Aventis Sanofi consumer protection violation 2019 WV-AG $1,600,000
Synthes, Inc. Johnson & Johnson consumer protection violation 2009 NJ-AG $236,000
TAP Pharmaceutical Products, Inc. Takeda Pharmaceutical consumer protection violation 2006 ID-AG $198,000
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries consumer protection violation 2019 CA-AG $69,000,000
Johnson & Johnson Johnson & Johnson consumer protection violation 2015 CA-MULTI $506,000
Mallinckrodt LLC Mallinckrodt Controlled Substances Act violation 2017 DEA $35,000,000
Johnson & Johnson Johnson & Johnson Controlled Substances Act violation 2008 USAO $511,000
ACETO Corporation Aceto Controlled Substances Act violation 2018 USAO $120,000
Anda Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Controlled Substances Act violation 2016 WV-AG $1,800,000
Purdue Frederick Company, Inc. and Purdue Pharma, L.P. Purdue Pharma Controlled Substances Act violation 2007 NV-AG $1,047,787
Purdue Pharma Purdue Pharma Controlled Substances Act violation 2019 OK-AG $270,000,000
Purdue Pharma, L.P. Purdue Pharma Controlled Substances Act violation 2015 NY-AG $75,000
Teva Pharmaceuticals Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Controlled Substances Act violation 2019 OK-AG $85,000,000
Mallinckrodt Mallinckrodt Controlled Substances Act violation 2020 MULTI-AG $1,600,000,000
Endo Pharmaceuticals Endo International Controlled Substances Act violation 2020 OK-AG $8,750,000
Advanced Sterilization Products, a division of Ethicon Inc. Johnson & Johnson drug or medical equipment safety violation 2013 FDA $1,200,000
Genzyme Corporation Sanofi drug or medical equipment safety violation 2015 FDA $32,587,439
McNeil-PPC Inc. Johnson & Johnson drug or medical equipment safety violation 2015 FDA $25,000,000
Pfizer Inc. Pfizer drug or medical equipment safety violation 2012 FDA $55,000,000
SB Pharmco Puerto Rico Inc. GlaxoSmithKline drug or medical equipment safety violation 2010 FDA $750,000,000
Ethex Corporation KV Pharmaceutical drug or medical equipment safety violation 2010 FDA $27,600,000
Ranbaxy USA Inc. Sun Pharmaceuticals drug or medical equipment safety violation 2013 FDA $500,000,000
Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Vintage Pharmaceuticals, LLC d/b/a Qualitest Pharmaceuticals Endo International drug or medical equipment safety violation 2015 USAO $39,000,000
Bristol-Myers Squibb Bristol-Myers Squibb drug or medical equipment safety violation 2007 DOJ_ANTITRUST $1,000,000
Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc. Amryt Pharma drug or medical equipment safety violation 2017 DOJ_CIVIL $35,000,000
Schering-Plough Corporation Merck drug or medical equipment safety violation 2002 DOJ_CIVIL $500,000,000
Synthes Inc. Johnson & Johnson drug or medical equipment safety violation 2010 USAO $669,800
Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical LLC Johnson & Johnson drug or medical equipment safety violation 2010 USAO $6,140,000
Roussel Uclaf S.A. Sanofi drug or medical equipment safety violation 2001 USAO $23,193,600
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Inc. Dr. Reddy's Laboratories drug or medical equipment safety violation 2018 DOJ_CIVIL $5,000,000
LifeScan Inc. Johnson & Johnson drug or medical equipment safety violation 2000 USAO $60,000,000
DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. Johnson & Johnson drug or medical equipment safety violation 2014 OR-AG $4,000,000
Endo Health Solutions Inc. and Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. Endo International drug or medical equipment safety violation 2016 NY-AG $200,000
GlaxoSmithKline LLC GlaxoSmithKline drug or medical equipment safety violation 2012 MULTI-AG $90,000,000
GlaxoSmithKline, LLC GlaxoSmithKline drug or medical equipment safety violation 2011 MULTI-AG $40,750,000
Johnson & Johnson Johnson & Johnson drug or medical equipment safety violation 2019 MULTI-AG $120,000,000
Johnson & Johnson Johnson & Johnson drug or medical equipment safety violation 2017 MULTI-AG $33,000,000
Johnson & Johnson Johnson & Johnson drug or medical equipment safety violation 2019 WA-AG $9,900,000
LifeScan, Inc. Johnson & Johnson drug or medical equipment safety violation 2003 MULTI-AG $30,600,000
Merck Merck drug or medical equipment safety violation 2013 PA-AG $8,250,000
Pfizer Pfizer drug or medical equipment safety violation 2003 MULTI-AG $6,000,000
Pfizer, Inc. Pfizer drug or medical equipment safety violation 2012 OR-AG $3,340,000
Purdue Pharma Purdue Pharma drug or medical equipment safety violation 2015 KY-AG $24,000,000
Ranbaxy Sun Pharmaceuticals drug or medical equipment safety violation 2013 MULTI-AG (*) $266,729,715
Ranbaxy Laboratories Sun Pharmaceuticals drug or medical equipment safety violation 2014 OR-AG $2,300,000
SB Pharmco Puerto Rico Inc. GlaxoSmithKline drug or medical equipment safety violation 2010 MULTI-AG (*) $163,560,000
Johnson & Johnson Johnson & Johnson drug or medical equipment safety violation 2019 MULTI-AG $116,860,000
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