Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Pfizer
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol PFE)
Headquartered in: 
New York
Major Industry: 
pharmaceuticals
Specific Industry: 
pharmaceuticals
Penalty total since 2000: 
$4,421,846,055
Number of records: 
47
Top 10 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products$3,235,400,0004
False Claims Act$1,023,950,0005
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act$60,216,5683
drug or medical equipment safety violation$55,000,0001
kickbacks and bribery$34,700,0002
environmental violation$6,109,64222
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices$2,500,0001
benefit plan administrator violation$2,000,0001
employment discrimination$1,765,0032
workplace safety or health violation$153,4054
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 dollar total above may be adjusted to account for the fact that the list of 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. Duplicate penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

Associated Names: 

ALPHARMA1; HOSPIRA; KING PHARMACEUTICALS LLC; PFIZER; PFIZER / GROTON; PFIZER GLOBAL MANUFACTURING 090110003800129; PFIZER GLOBAL MANUFACTURING 090110003800170; PFIZER GLOBAL MFG; PFIZER HCP; PFIZER PHARMACEUTICAL(WARNER LAMBERT) 721450001000059; PHARMACIA; PHARMACIA AND UPJOHN CARIBE; SEARLE; WARNER LAMBERT; WYETH; WYETH BIOPHARMA; WYETH PHARMACEUTICALS OTC

Links: 

For an overview of this company's accountability track record, read its Corporate Rap Sheet here.

For more details on misconduct by this company, see its entry in the Project On Government Oversight's Federal Contractor Misconduct Database.

For a summary of this company's federal contracts, see its page on Fedspending.

Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Pfizer Inc. off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2009 FDA $2,300,000,000
Pfizer Inc. False Claims Act 2016 DOJ_CIVIL $784,600,000
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc. off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2013 FDA $490,900,000
Warner-Lambert off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2004 FDA $430,000,000
King Pharmaceuticals False Claims Act 2005 DOJ_CIVIL $124,000,000
Pfizer Inc. drug or medical equipment safety violation 2012 FDA $55,000,000
Pfizer Corporation False Claims Act 2002 DOJ_CIVIL $49,000,000
Alpharma Inc. False Claims Act 2010 DOJ_CIVIL $42,500,000
Pfizer Inc. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2012 SEC $26,339,944
Pfizer, Inc. False Claims Act 2018 DOJ_CIVIL $23,850,000
Pharmacia & Upjohn Company Inc. kickbacks and bribery 2007 USAO $19,700,000
Wyeth LLC Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2012 SEC $18,876,624
Pfizer H.C.P. Corporation Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2012 DOJ_CRIMINAL $15,000,000
Pharmacia & Upjohn Company LLC kickbacks and bribery 2007 USAO $15,000,000
Pfizer Inc. off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2011 FDA $14,500,000
Alpharma, Inc. price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2004 FTC $2,500,000
King Pharmaceuticals LLC environmental violation 2013 EPA $2,200,000
KING PHARMACEUTICALS environmental violation 2013 EPA (*) $2,200,000
Wyeth benefit plan administrator violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $2,000,000
Pfizer employment discrimination 2009 private lawsuit-federal $1,365,003
Pfizer Inc. environmental violation 2008 EPA $975,000
PFIZER GLOBAL MANUFACTURING environmental violation 2008 EPA $975,000
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals LLC environmental violation 2014 EPA $728,000
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, LLC environmental violation 2014 EPA (*) $728,000
Pharmacia & Upjohn Company environmental violation 2005 EPA $676,250
Hospira Inc. employment discrimination 2015 OFCCP $400,000
HOSPIRA, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $132,300
SEARLE LTD environmental violation 2002 EPA $95,000
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Company, Inc. environmental violation 2010 EPA $77,000
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals LLC environmental violation 2005 EPA $55,000
Wyeth Rouses Point environmental violation 2008 EPA $44,500
Wyeth Biopharma wage and hour violation 2005 WHD $40,187
Wyeth Ayerst Pharmaceuticals environmental violation 2004 EPA $37,000
PFIZER PHARMACEUTICAL(WARNER LAMBERT) 721450001000059 environmental violation 2004 EPA $37,000
Pharmacia and Upjohn Company LLC environmental violation 2017 EPA $34,170
PFIZER GLOBAL MANUFACTURING 090110003800170 environmental violation 2010 EPA $31,266
PHARMACIA & UPJOHN CARIBE environmental violation 2001 EPA $27,168
WYETH PHARMACEUTICALS COMPANY - OTC environmental violation 2000 EPA $25,000
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals environmental violation 2010 EPA $24,650
PFIZER INC / GROTON SITE environmental violation 2005 EPA $22,500
PFIZER GLOBAL MANUFACTURING 090110003800129 environmental violation 2006 EPA $20,113
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Ltd. environmental violation 2004 EPA $20,025
Pfizer Inc. railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $11,250
KING PHARMACEUTICALS workplace safety or health violation 2001 OSHA $7,200
PFIZER, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $7,155
HOSPIRA workplace safety or health violation 2006 OSHA $6,750
PHARMACIA & UPJOHN (P&U) - KAPI AND EMU environmental violation 2004 EPA $5,000
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