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Violation Tracker Current Parent Company Summary

Current Parent Company Name: AbbVie
Ownership Structure: publicly traded (ticker symbol ABBV)
Headquartered in: Illinois
Major Industry: pharmaceuticals
Specific Industry: pharmaceuticals
Penalty total since 2000$5,870,489,112
Number of records: 50
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
healthcare-related offenses$5,305,816,70313
government-contracting-related offenses$435,190,62923
competition-related offenses$84,850,0006
consumer-protection-related offenses$24,826,9572
financial offenses$15,000,0001
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products$5,305,700,00012
False Claims Act and related$435,190,62923
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices$43,350,0003
kickbacks and bribery$41,500,0003
consumer protection violation$24,826,9572
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: 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.

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CompanyPrimary Offense TypeYear sort icon . AgencyPenalty Amount
Knoll Pharmaceuticalsconsumer protection violation2001AR-AG$826,957
ABBOTT LABS-N CHICAGO PLANTenvironmental violation2004EPA$162,595
Abbott Laboratoriesprice-fixing or anti-competitive practices2005MULTI-AG$15,350,000
ABBOTT LABS - N. CHICAGO PLANTenvironmental violation2006EPA$475,672
Warner Chilcott Holdingsprice-fixing or anti-competitive practices2007MULTI-AG$5,500,000
Abbott LaboratoriesFalse Claims Act and related2008PA-AG$6,950,000
Abbott Laboratories Inc.False Claims Act and related2008TX-AG$28,000,000
Abbott LaboratoriesFalse Claims Act and related2009AL-AG$14,833,333
Abbott Laboratories Inc.False Claims Act and related2009OH-AG$1,340,000
Abbott Laboratories, Inc.False Claims Act and related2009IA-AG$357,000
Forest LaboratoriesFalse Claims Act and related2009AL-AG$14,833,333
Allergan Inc.off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products2010FDA$600,000,000
Kos Pharmaceuticalskickbacks and bribery2010FDA$41,500,000
Abbott Laboratories Inc.False Claims Act and related2010DOJ_CIVIL$126,500,000
Forest Pharmaceuticals Inc.False Claims Act and related2010USAO$149,000,000
Abbott Laboratories and Fournier Industrie et Sante and Laboratoires Fournier S.A.price-fixing or anti-competitive practices2010MULTI-AG$22,500,000
Allergan Inc.off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products2010MULTI-AG(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $14,750,000
Forest Pharmaceuticals Inc.False Claims Act and related2010MULTI-AG(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $60,000,000
Kos Pharmaceuticalskickbacks and bribery2010MULTI-AG(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $4,454,432
Forest Pharmaceuticals Inc.off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products2011FDA$164,000,000
Watson/Schein Pharmaceuticals Inc.False Claims Act and related2011TX-AG$11,300,000
ABBOTT LABS - N. CHICAGO PLANTenvironmental violation2011EPA$135,756
Abbott Laboratories Inc.off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products2012FDA$1,500,000,000
Abbott Laboratoriesoff-label or unapproved promotion of medical products2012MULTI-AG(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $339,148,643
ActavisFalse Claims Act and related2012LA-AG$4,000,000
Forest Laboratories, Inc.False Claims Act and related2012ID-AG$790,000
Forest Pharmaceuticals Inc.False Claims Act and related2012KY-AG$1,750,000
Actavis Kadian, LLCMedicare Coverage Gap Discount Program violation2013CMS$116,703
Abbott LaboratoriesFalse Claims Act and related2013LA-AG$6,200,000
Abbott Laboratories, Inc.False Claims Act and related2013ID-AG$1,000,000
Forest LaboratoriesFalse Claims Act and related2013LA-AG$3,000,000
Forest LaboratoriesFalse Claims Act and related2013TX-AG$3,000,000
Warner Chilcott PLCoff-label or unapproved promotion of medical products2015FDA$125,000,000
Warner Chilcott PLCFalse Claims Act and related2015MULTI-AG(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $10,600,000
ACTAVIS,INC.environmental violation2015EPA$30,800
Forest Laboratories and Forest PharmaceuticalsFalse Claims Act and related2016DOJ_CIVIL$38,000,000
Forest Laboratories LLCFalse Claims Act and related2016MULTI-AG(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $2,500,000
Allergan Inc.investor protection violation2017SEC$15,000,000
Allergan Inc.False Claims Act and related2018USAO$3,500,000
Forest Laboratories, Inc.employment discrimination2018private lawsuit-federal$4,000,000
AbbVie Inc.kickbacks and bribery2018MULTI-AG(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $1,800,000
AbbVie Inc.False Claims Act and related2019IL-AG$13,747,929
Forest Laboratories Inc.False Claims Act and related2019IL-AG$7,089,034
AbbVie Inc.consumer protection violation2020CA-INS$24,000,000
Allergan Finance LLCoff-label or unapproved promotion of medical products2021NY-AG$200,000,000
Allergan Ltd. et al.off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products2022FL-AG$134,200,000
Allergan Ltd.off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products2022RI-AG$7,500,000
Allerganoff-label or unapproved promotion of medical products2022WV-AG$78,000,000
Allerganoff-label or unapproved promotion of medical products2022MULTI-AG$2,370,000,000
Allerganoff-label or unapproved promotion of medical products2022CA-SFCA$27,000,000
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.