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Violation Tracker Current Parent Company Summary

Current 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$10,268,633,525
Number of records: 91
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
safety-related offenses$5,637,024,61516
healthcare-related offenses$3,373,675,00010
government-contracting-related offenses$1,148,191,22520
competition-related offenses$98,166,5688
environment-related offenses$5,629,09826
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
drug or medical equipment safety violation$5,636,840,0009
off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products$3,373,675,00010
False Claims Act and related$1,148,191,22520
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act$60,216,5683
kickbacks and bribery$34,700,0003
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 TypeYearAgencyPenalty Amount sort icon
American Home Productsdrug or medical equipment safety violation2002private lawsuit-federal$3,750,000,000
Pfizer Inc.off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products2009FDA$2,300,000,000
Pfizer Inc.False Claims Act and related2016DOJ_CIVIL$784,600,000
Pfizerdrug or medical equipment safety violation2004private lawsuit-federal$750,000,000
Pfizerdrug or medical equipment safety violation2008private lawsuit-federal$745,000,000
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc.off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products2013FDA$490,900,000
Warner-Lambertoff-label or unapproved promotion of medical products2004FDA$430,000,000
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc.False 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. $371,351,180
Pfizer, Inc.kickbacks and bribery2009MULTI-AG(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $331,485,170
Pfizerdrug or medical equipment safety violation2013private lawsuit-federal$288,000,000
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc.off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products2013MULTI-AG(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $257,400,000
Warner-Lambertoff-label or unapproved promotion of medical products2004MULTI-AG(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $190,000,000
King PharmaceuticalsFalse Claims Act and related2005DOJ_CIVIL$124,000,000
King PharmaceuticalsFalse Claims Act and related2006MULTI-AG(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $124,000,000
Pfizer Inc.off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products2008MULTI-AG$60,000,000
Pfizer Inc.drug or medical equipment safety violation2012FDA$55,000,000
Pfizer CorporationFalse Claims Act and related2002DOJ_CIVIL$49,000,000
Pfizer Inc.off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products2012MULTI-AG$42,900,000
Alpharma Inc.False Claims Act and related2010DOJ_CIVIL$42,500,000
Pfizer Inc.False Claims Act and related2019IL-AG$41,047,101
Pfizeroff-label or unapproved promotion of medical products2014MULTI-AG$35,000,000
Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories Divisiondrug or medical equipment safety violation2000FDA$30,000,000
Pharmacia CorporationFalse Claims Act and related2013WI-AG$29,453,247
Pfizer Inc.Foreign Corrupt Practices Act2012SEC$26,339,944
Pfizer, Inc.False Claims Act and related2018DOJ_CIVIL$23,850,000
Pfizer Inc.False Claims Act and related2002MULTI-AG(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $21,084,700
Pharmacia & Upjohn Company Inc.kickbacks and bribery2007USAO$19,700,000
Pharmacia CorporationFalse Claims Act and related2019IL-AG$18,960,210
Wyeth LLCForeign Corrupt Practices Act2012SEC$18,876,624
Pfizer Inc.False Claims Act and related2013TX-AG$18,170,000
Pfizer H.C.P. CorporationForeign Corrupt Practices Act2012DOJ_CRIMINAL$15,000,000
Pharmacia & Upjohn Company LLCkickbacks and bribery2007USAO$15,000,000
Pfizer Inc.off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products2011FDA$14,500,000
Pfizer Inc.drug or medical equipment safety violation2014NV-AG$9,500,000
Alpharma 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. $8,900,000
Pfizer, Inc. and Pharmacia CorporationFalse Claims Act and related2010HI-AG$8,200,000
Pfizerdrug or medical equipment safety violation2003MULTI-AG$6,000,000
Pfizer, Inc.drug or medical equipment safety violation2012OR-AG$3,340,000
Pfizer Inc. and Pharmacia Corp.False Claims Act and related2012ID-AG$2,900,000
Pfizer Inc.False Claims Act and related2011MULTI-AG(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $2,621,154
Alpharma, Inc.price-fixing or anti-competitive practices2004FTC$2,500,000
Pharmacia CorporationFalse Claims Act and related2011NY-AG$2,500,000
King Pharmaceuticals LLCenvironmental violation2013EPA$2,200,000
KING PHARMACEUTICALSenvironmental violation2013EPA(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $2,200,000
Purepac Pharmaceutical Co., n/k/a Actavis Elizabeth, LLCFalse Claims Act and related2011MS-AG$2,010,667
Wyethbenefit plan administrator violation2013private lawsuit-federal$2,000,000
Pfizeremployment discrimination2009private lawsuit-federal$1,365,003
Pfizer Inc.environmental violation2008EPA$975,000
Pfizerconsumer protection violation2019OR-AG$975,000
PFIZER GLOBAL MANUFACTURINGenvironmental violation2008EPA(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $975,000
Alpharma, Inc.price-fixing or anti-competitive practices2004MULTI-AG$750,000
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals LLCenvironmental violation2014EPA$728,000
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, LLCenvironmental violation2014EPA(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $728,000
Pfizer Inc.consumer protection violation2018NY-AG$700,000
Pharmacia & Upjohn Companyenvironmental violation2005EPA$676,250
Purepac Pharmaceutical Co.False Claims Act and related2010ID-AG$600,000
Hospira Inc.employment discrimination2015OFCCP$400,000
Pharmacia Corp.False Claims Act and related2009OH-AG$400,000
Pfizer Inc.off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products2013MA-AG$375,000
PHARMACIA/SOLUTIAenvironmental violation2007IL-ENV$210,000
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, LLCenvironmental violation2016EPA$190,000
Pfizerconsumer protection violation2022CO-AG$137,174
HOSPIRA, INC.workplace safety or health violation2004OSHA$132,300
Pfizerconsumer protection violation2022AZ-AG$124,527
PHARMACIA CORPORATION, et al.environmental violation2009IL-ENV$96,000
SEARLE LTDenvironmental violation2002EPA$95,000
Pfizer Inc.consumer protection violation2022KS-AG$85,564
Pfizer, Inc.consumer protection violation2022KS-AG$85,000
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Company, Inc.environmental violation2010EPA$77,000
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals LLCenvironmental violation2005EPA$55,000
Wyeth Rouses Pointenvironmental violation2008EPA$44,500
Pfizer Inc.environmental violation2006CT-ENV$40,224
Wyeth Biopharmawage and hour violation2005WHD$40,187
Wyeth Ayerst Pharmaceuticalsenvironmental violation2004EPA$37,000
Pfizerconsumer protection violation2022VT-AG$34,564
Pharmacia and Upjohn Company LLCenvironmental violation2017EPA$34,170
Pfizer, Inc.environmental violation2010CT-ENV$31,266
PHARMACIA & UPJOHN CARIBEenvironmental violation2001EPA$27,168
WYETH PHARMACEUTICALS COMPANY - OTCenvironmental violation2000EPA$25,000
Pfizer Pharmaceuticalsenvironmental violation2010EPA$24,650
PFIZER INC / GROTON SITEenvironmental violation2005EPA$22,500
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Ltd.environmental violation2004EPA$20,025
Pfizer Inc.railroad safety violation2002FRA$11,250
PFIZER, INC.workplace safety or health violation2021OSHA$10,360
PFIZER, INC.workplace safety or health violation2012OSHA$9,600
PHARMACIA CORPenvironmental violation2002NJ-ENV$8,625
KING PHARMACEUTICALSworkplace safety or health violation2001OSHA$7,200
PFIZER, INC.workplace safety or health violation2009OSHA$7,155
HOSPIRAworkplace safety or health violation2006OSHA$6,750
Pfizer Inc.environmental violation2012CA-DPR$6,720
PHARMACIA & UPJOHN COMPANY, LLC.environmental violation2004EPA$5,000
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.