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Violation Tracker Current Parent Company Summary

Current Parent Company Name: Boston Scientific Corp.
Ownership Structure: publicly traded (ticker symbol BSX)
Headquartered in: Massachusetts
Major Industry: medical equipment and supplies
Specific Industry: medical devices
Penalty total since 2000$1,644,674,202
Number of records: 17
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
safety-related offenses$1,520,438,18510
government-contracting-related offenses$101,650,0002
employment-related offenses$15,200,0002
competition-related offenses$7,040,0001
financial offenses$277,0171
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
drug or medical equipment safety violation$1,520,350,0006
False Claims Act and related$101,650,0002
benefit plan administrator violation$15,200,0002
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices$7,040,0001
economic sanction violation$277,0171
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 TypeYearAgency sort iconPenalty Amount
Boston Scientific Corporationbenefit plan administrator violation2010private lawsuit-federal$8,200,000
Guidant Corporationbenefit plan administrator violation2010private lawsuit-federal$7,000,000
Boston Scientific Corp.drug or medical equipment safety violation2020private lawsuit-federal$915,000,000
Guidant LLCFalse Claims Act and related2011DOJ_CIVIL$9,250,000
Endovascular Technologies Inc.False Claims Act and related2003DOJ_CIVIL$92,400,000
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATIONenvironmental violation2013EPA$69,000
BOSTON SCIENTIFICaviation safety violation2016FAA$50,000
Boston Scientific Corp.drug or medical equipment safety violation2013FDA$30,000,000
Guidant LLCdrug or medical equipment safety violation2011FDA$296,000,000
Boston Scientific Corporationprice-fixing or anti-competitive practices2003FTC$7,040,000
Guidant Corporationdrug or medical equipment safety violation2007MULTI-AG$16,750,000
Boston Scientific Corporationdrug or medical equipment safety violation2021MULTI-AG$188,600,000
Guidant Corporationeconomic sanction violation2007OFAC$277,017
BOSTON SCIENTIFICworkplace safety or health violation2003OSHA$13,100
BOSTON SCIENTIFICworkplace safety or health violation2003OSHA$6,525
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC NEUROMODULATION CORPORATIONworkplace safety or health violation2016OSHA$18,560
Boston Scientific Corp.drug or medical equipment safety violation2005USAO$74,000,000
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.