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: 
$4,660,896,333
Number of records: 
71
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
healthcare-related offenses$3,373,675,00010
government-contracting-related offenses$1,109,688,43519
safety-related offenses$104,014,25511
competition-related offenses$63,466,5686
environment-related offenses$4,571,88519
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products$3,373,675,00010
False Claims Act and related$1,109,688,43519
drug or medical equipment safety violation$103,840,0005
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act$60,216,5683
environmental violation$4,571,88519
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: 

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.

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.


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Primary Offense Typesort icon Year Agency Penalty Amount
Wyeth benefit plan administrator violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $2,000,000
Pfizer consumer protection violation 2019 OR-AG $975,000
Pfizer Inc. consumer protection violation 2018 NY-AG $700,000
Pfizer Inc. drug or medical equipment safety violation 2012 FDA $55,000,000
Pfizer drug or medical equipment safety violation 2003 MULTI-AG $6,000,000
Pfizer, Inc. drug or medical equipment safety violation 2012 OR-AG $3,340,000
Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories Division drug or medical equipment safety violation 2000 FDA $30,000,000
Pfizer Inc. drug or medical equipment safety violation 2014 NV-AG $9,500,000
Hospira Inc. employment discrimination 2015 OFCCP $400,000
Pfizer employment discrimination 2009 private lawsuit-federal $1,365,003
King Pharmaceuticals LLC environmental violation 2013 EPA $2,200,000
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals LLC environmental violation 2014 EPA $728,000
Pfizer Inc. environmental violation 2008 EPA $975,000
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, LLC environmental violation 2016 EPA $190,000
Pfizer Inc. environmental violation 2012 CA-DPR $6,720
Pfizer, Inc. environmental violation 2010 CT-ENV $31,266
Pfizer Inc. environmental violation 2006 CT-ENV $40,224
PFIZER INC / GROTON SITE environmental violation 2005 EPA $22,500
PFIZER GLOBAL MANUFACTURING environmental violation 2008 EPA (*) $975,000
WYETH PHARMACEUTICALS COMPANY - OTC environmental violation 2000 EPA $25,000
SEARLE LTD environmental violation 2002 EPA $95,000
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Ltd. environmental violation 2004 EPA $20,025
Wyeth Ayerst Pharmaceuticals environmental violation 2004 EPA $37,000
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals LLC environmental violation 2005 EPA $55,000
Wyeth Rouses Point environmental violation 2008 EPA $44,500
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Company, Inc. environmental violation 2010 EPA $77,000
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals environmental violation 2010 EPA $24,650
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, LLC environmental violation 2014 EPA (*) $728,000
KING PHARMACEUTICALS environmental violation 2013 EPA (*) $2,200,000
Pfizer Inc. False Claims Act and related 2016 DOJ_CIVIL $784,600,000
Alpharma Inc. False Claims Act and related 2010 DOJ_CIVIL $42,500,000
King Pharmaceuticals False Claims Act and related 2005 DOJ_CIVIL $124,000,000
Pfizer Corporation False Claims Act and related 2002 DOJ_CIVIL $49,000,000
Pfizer, Inc. False Claims Act and related 2018 DOJ_CIVIL $23,850,000
Alpharma Inc. False Claims Act and related 2010 MULTI-AG (*) $8,900,000
Alpharma USPD, Inc. False Claims Act and related 2010 ID-AG $600,000
Alpharma USPD, Inc. and Purepac Pharmaceutical Co. False Claims Act and related 2011 KY-AG $10,200,000
Alpharma USPD, Inc., False Claims Act and related 2011 MS-AG $2,010,667
King Pharmaceuticals False Claims Act and related 2006 MULTI-AG (*) $124,000,000
Pfizer Inc. False Claims Act and related 2002 MULTI-AG (*) $21,084,700
Pfizer Inc. False Claims Act and related 2011 MULTI-AG (*) $2,621,154
Pfizer Inc. False Claims Act and related 2013 TX-AG $18,170,000
Pfizer Inc. and Pharmacia Corp. False Claims Act and related 2012 ID-AG $2,900,000
Pfizer, Inc. and Pharmacia Corporation False Claims Act and related 2010 HI-AG $8,200,000
Purepac Pharmaceutical Co. False Claims Act and related 2010 ID-AG $600,000
Purepac Pharmaceutical Co., n/k/a Actavis Elizabeth, LLC False Claims Act and related 2011 MS-AG $2,010,667
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc. False Claims Act and related 2016 MULTI-AG (*) $371,351,180
Pfizer Inc. False Claims Act and related 2019 IL-AG $41,047,101
Pfizer H.C.P. Corporation Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2012 DOJ_CRIMINAL $15,000,000
Pfizer Inc. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2012 SEC $26,339,944
Wyeth LLC Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2012 SEC $18,876,624
Pfizer, Inc. kickbacks and bribery 2009 MULTI-AG (*) $331,485,170
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc. off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2013 FDA $490,900,000
Pfizer Inc. off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2011 FDA $14,500,000
Pfizer Inc. off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2009 FDA $2,300,000,000
Warner-Lambert off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2004 FDA $430,000,000
Pfizer off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2014 MULTI-AG $35,000,000
Pfizer Inc. off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2008 MULTI-AG $60,000,000
Pfizer Inc. off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2013 MA-AG $375,000
Pfizer Inc. off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2012 MULTI-AG $42,900,000
Warner-Lambert off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2004 MULTI-AG (*) $190,000,000
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc. off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products 2013 MULTI-AG (*) $257,400,000
Alpharma, Inc. price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2004 FTC $2,500,000
Alpharma, Inc. price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2004 MULTI-AG $750,000
Pfizer Inc. railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $11,250
Wyeth Biopharma wage and hour violation 2005 WHD $40,187
KING PHARMACEUTICALS workplace safety or health violation 2001 OSHA $7,200
HOSPIRA, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $132,300
HOSPIRA workplace safety or health violation 2006 OSHA $6,750
PFIZER, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $7,155
PFIZER, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $9,600
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