Violation Tracker Summary for Primary Offense Type

Offense Type: 
off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products
Penalty Total since 2000: 
$20,135,257,853
Number of Penalty Records: 
118
Note: 
The totals here are adjusted to account for the fact that each parent's entries 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. They 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 individual records list below.

Top 10 Parent CompaniesTotal Penalty $Number of Records
Pfizer$3,373,675,00010
Johnson & Johnson$3,136,000,00010
GlaxoSmithKline$3,004,361,8604
AbbVie$2,514,000,0007
Eli Lilly$1,608,100,0009
Merck$1,422,000,0007
Amgen$833,000,0003
Merck KGaA (EMD)$704,000,0002
AstraZeneca$594,000,0004
Bristol-Myers Squibb$534,500,0003


Individual Penalty Records:

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Companysort icon Parent Parent Major Industry Year Agency Penalty Amount
Schering-Plough Corporation Merck pharmaceuticals 2006 MULTI-AG (*) $91,602,000
Scios Inc. Johnson & Johnson pharmaceuticals 2011 FDA $85,000,000
Serono Inc. Merck KGaA (EMD) pharmaceuticals 2005 MULTI-AG (*) $262,000,000
Serono, S.A. Merck KGaA (EMD) pharmaceuticals 2005 FDA $704,000,000
Shire Pharmaceuticals LLC Takeda Pharmaceutical pharmaceuticals 2014 FDA $56,500,000
Shire Pharmaceuticals LLC Takeda Pharmaceutical pharmaceuticals 2014 MULTI-AG (*) $20,786,034
Specialty Distribution Services Inc. Cigna healthcare services 2007 USAO $10,500,000
Spectranetics Corporation Royal Philips diversified 2009 FDA $5,000,000
Stryker Biotech Stryker medical equipment and supplies 2010 MA-AG $135,000
Stryker Biotech, LLC Stryker medical equipment and supplies 2011 OR-AG $167,000
UCB Inc. UCB pharmaceuticals 2011 FDA $34,000,000
UCB Inc. UCB pharmaceuticals 2011 MULTI-AG (*) $9,893,322
Victory Pharma Inc.   2012 DOJ_CIVIL $11,420,743
Warner Chilcott PLC AbbVie pharmaceuticals 2015 FDA $125,000,000
Warner-Lambert Pfizer pharmaceuticals 2004 FDA $430,000,000
Warner-Lambert Pfizer pharmaceuticals 2004 MULTI-AG (*) $190,000,000
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc. Pfizer pharmaceuticals 2013 FDA $490,900,000
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Pfizer pharmaceuticals 2013 MULTI-AG (*) $257,400,000
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(*): Some penalties are partial or complete duplicates of other penalty records, either because a DOJ settlement duplicates an agency record or because EPA listed the full penalty for a company for each of the company's relevant facilities. Penalty amounts marked with an asterisk have been identified by Good Jobs First as duplicating other penalty amounts.