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 Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Schwarz Pharma Inc. UCB False Claims Act and related 2010 MULTI-AG (*) $9,756,164
Roxanne Laboratories and Boehringer Ingelheim Hikma Pharmaceuticals False Claims Act and related 2008 AL-AG $9,500,000
Pfizer Inc. Pfizer drug or medical equipment safety violation 2014 NV-AG $9,500,000
Novo Nordisk A/S Novo Holdings A/S Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2009 SEC $9,030,149
Novo Nordisk A/S Novo Holdings A/S kickbacks and bribery 2009 DOJ_CRIMINAL $9,000,000
Dey, Inc. Mylan False Claims Act and related 2003 TX-AG $9,000,000
Alpharma Inc. Pfizer False Claims Act and related 2010 MULTI-AG (*) $8,900,000
Taro Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. Taro Pharmaceutical Industries False Claims Act and related 2014 TX-AG $8,750,000
Endo Pharmaceuticals Endo International Controlled Substances Act violation 2020 OK-AG $8,750,000
Schering-Plough Corporation Merck benefit plan administrator violation 2010 private lawsuit-federal $8,500,000
Roxane Laboratories, Inc. Hikma Pharmaceuticals False Claims Act and related 2009 FL-AG $8,500,000
Merck Merck drug or medical equipment safety violation 2013 PA-AG $8,250,000
Daiichi Sankyo Daiichi Sankyo employment discrimination 2016 private lawsuit-federal $8,200,000
Pfizer, Inc. and Pharmacia Corporation Pfizer False Claims Act and related 2010 HI-AG $8,200,000
Alcon Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and Alcon Laboratories, Inc. Novartis export control violation 2016 BIS $8,100,000
Novartis Corporation and Alcon Laboratories Novartis employment discrimination 2016 private lawsuit-federal $8,000,000
AstraZeneca LP AstraZeneca False Claims Act and related 2015 DOJ_CIVIL $7,900,000
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Boehringer Ingelheim False Claims Act and related 2010 WI-AG $7,750,000
Eisai Eisai price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2000 MULTI-AG $7,634,700
Alcon Laboratories, Inc Novartis economic sanction violation 2016 OFAC $7,617,150
Galena Biopharma Inc. SELLAS Life Sciences Group False Claims Act and related 2017 USAO $7,550,000
Cephalon Inc. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries False Claims Act and related 2015 DOJ_CIVIL $7,500,000
Cephalon, Inc. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries False Claims Act and related 2015 MULTI-AG (*) $7,500,000
Salix Pharmaceuticals Inc. Bausch Health kickbacks and bribery 2016 MULTI-AG (*) $7,470,000
Astellas Pharma US Inc. Astellas Pharma False Claims Act and related 2014 DOJ_CIVIL $7,300,000
Amgen Inc. Amgen False Claims Act and related 2009 IL-AG $7,200,000
Medicis Pharmaceutical Bausch Health employment discrimination 2016 private lawsuit-federal $7,150,000
Forest Laboratories Inc. AbbVie False Claims Act and related 2019 IL-AG $7,089,034
Aventis Sanofi False Claims Act and related 2013 LA-AG $7,000,000
Janssen Pharmaceutical Products, LP, Centocor, Inc., McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc., Ortho Biotech Products, LP and Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc. Johnson & Johnson False Claims Act and related 2012 KY-AG $7,000,000
Novartis Novartis False Claims Act and related 2013 LA-AG $7,000,000
Teva Pharmaceutical USA, Inc. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries False Claims Act and related 2009 MA-AG $7,000,000
Avanir Pharmaceuticals Otsuka Pharmaceutical False Claims Act and related 2019 MULTI-AG (*) $7,000,000
Abbott Laboratories AbbVie False Claims Act and related 2008 PA-AG $6,950,000
Abbott Laboratories Abbott Laboratories employment discrimination 2016 private lawsuit-federal $6,750,000
InterMune Inc. Roche off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2006 MULTI-AG (*) $6,700,000
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2012 TX-AG $6,638,250
Mylan Laboratories, Inc. and Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mylan False Claims Act and related 2011 KY-AG $6,500,000
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. et al. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries False Claims Act and related 2010 HI-AG $6,500,000
Abbott Laboratories AbbVie False Claims Act and related 2013 LA-AG $6,200,000
Merck & Co. Inc. Merck employment discrimination 2019 private lawsuit-federal $6,200,000
Cephalon, Inc. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2008 CT-AG $6,150,000
Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical LLC Johnson & Johnson drug or medical equipment safety violation 2010 USAO $6,140,000
Shire Pharmaceuticals LLC Takeda Pharmaceutical False Claims Act and related 2017 MULTI-AG (*) $6,104,000
Merck and Company Merck environmental violation 2008 EPA $6,075,000
Inspire Pharmaceuticals Merck off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2015 MULTI-AG (*) $6,000,000
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Merck False Claims Act and related 2012 KY-AG $6,000,000
Par Pharmaceutical Endo International False Claims Act and related 2013 LA-AG $6,000,000
Pfizer Pfizer drug or medical equipment safety violation 2003 MULTI-AG $6,000,000
Inspire Pharmaceuticals Inc. Merck off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2015 USAO $5,900,000
Barr Pharmaceuticals Teva Pharmaceutical Industries price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2008 MULTI-AG $5,900,000
Janssen Ortho LLC and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Johnson & Johnson off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2014 MT-AG $5,900,000
Takeda Chemical Takeda Pharmaceutical price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2000 CA-AG $5,850,550
Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. Takeda Pharmaceutical False Claims Act and related 2019 IL-AG $5,833,333
ICN Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Bausch Health fraud 2001 USAO $5,600,000
AstraZeneca PLC AstraZeneca kickbacks and bribery 2016 SEC $5,522,000
AstraZeneca AstraZeneca off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2013 KY-AG $5,500,000
UCB Holdings, Inc. UCB benefit plan administrator violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $5,500,000
Warner Chilcott Holdings AbbVie price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2007 MULTI-AG $5,500,000
Abbott Laboratories Abbott Laboratories False Claims Act and related 2013 DOJ_CIVIL $5,475,000
IVAX Pharmaceuticals Teva Pharmaceutical Industries False Claims Act and related 2009 MULTI-AG (*) $5,400,000
Merck & Co. Inc. Merck consumer protection violation 2009 MULTI-AG $5,400,000
AstraZeneca AstraZeneca consumer protection violation 2010 KY-AG $5,391,000
TAP Pharmaceutical Products Takeda Pharmaceutical False Claims Act and related 2011 PA-AG $5,240,797
Johnson & Johnson et al. Johnson & Johnson False Claims Act and related 2010 HI-AG $5,200,000
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Inc. Dr. Reddy's Laboratories drug or medical equipment safety violation 2018 DOJ_CIVIL $5,000,000
Synthes USA Johnson & Johnson wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $5,000,000
CIBA Vision Novartis price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2000 MULTI-AG $5,000,000
Ranbaxy Sun Pharmaceuticals False Claims Act and related 2013 LA-AG $5,000,000
Schering-Plough Merck False Claims Act and related 2012 LA-AG $5,000,000
Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Taro Pharmaceutical Industries False Claims Act and related 2013 LA-AG $5,000,000
Alere Inc. Abbott Laboratories False Claims Act and related 2018 MULTI-AG (*) $4,860,779
Dey L.P. Mylan False Claims Act and related 2008 AL-AG $4,750,000
Baxalta US Inc. Takeda Pharmaceutical wage and hour violation 2019 private lawsuit-state $4,750,000
Eisai Inc. Eisai off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2010 MULTI-AG (*) $4,658,249
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim Roxane, Inc., Roxane Laboratories, Inc. and Ben Venue Laboratories, Inc. Boehringer Ingelheim False Claims Act and related 2009 KY-AG $4,500,000
Par Pharmaceutical Inc. Endo International False Claims Act and related 2011 KY-AG $4,500,000
Johnson and Johnson Johnson & Johnson consumer protection violation 2009 WV-AG $4,475,000
Kos Pharmaceuticals AbbVie kickbacks and bribery 2010 MULTI-AG (*) $4,454,432
Insys Therapeutics Inc. Insys Therapeutics off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2017 IL-AG $4,450,000
Daiichi Pharmaceutical Daiichi Sankyo price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2000 MULTI-AG $4,340,100
Warrick Pharmaceuticals Inc. Merck False Claims Act and related 2009 OH-AG $4,300,000
GlaxoSmithKline GlaxoSmithKline False Claims Act and related 2011 KS-AG $4,250,000
Merck and Company, Inc. Merck False Claims Act and related 2011 WI-AG $4,250,000
Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Amryt Pharma investor protection violation 2017 SEC $4,100,000
AVEO Pharmaceuticals Inc. AVEO Pharmaceuticals investor protection violation 2016 SEC $4,000,000
Otsuka American Pharmaceutical Inc. Otsuka Pharmaceutical off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2008 FDA $4,000,000
Forest Laboratories, Inc. AbbVie employment discrimination 2018 private lawsuit-federal $4,000,000
Actavis AbbVie False Claims Act and related 2012 LA-AG $4,000,000
DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. Johnson & Johnson drug or medical equipment safety violation 2014 OR-AG $4,000,000
Dey Inc. Mylan False Claims Act and related 2006 OH-AG $4,000,000
Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation Bausch Health off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2007 MULTI-AG (*) $4,000,000
Shire Takeda Pharmaceutical False Claims Act and related 2013 LA-AG $4,000,000
Johnson & Johnson Medical, Inc. Johnson & Johnson False Claims Act and related 2001 DOJ_CIVIL $3,900,000
Dey Labs Mylan False Claims Act and related 2009 MS-AG $3,900,000
Johnson & Johnson Johnson & Johnson drug or medical equipment safety violation 2020 WV-AG $3,900,000
Perrigo Company Perrigo price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2004 FTC $3,750,000
Takeda/Tap Pharmaceuticals Takeda Pharmaceutical False Claims Act and related 2013 LA-AG $3,750,000
St. Jude Medical Inc. Abbott Laboratories False Claims Act and related 2010 DOJ_CIVIL $3,725,000
GlaxoSmithKline GlaxoSmithKline off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2010 KY-AG $3,700,000
St. Jude Medical Inc. Abbott Laboratories False Claims Act and related 2012 DOJ_CIVIL $3,650,000
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