Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Abbott Laboratories
Current Parent Company: 
AbbVie
Penalty: 
$339,148,643
Year: 
2012
Date: 
May 7, 2012
Offense Group: 
healthcare-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products
Secondary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

Abbott Laboratories agreed to pay $339 million to settle multistate litigation alleging that it promoted its drug Depakote for uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Of that total, $239 million was part of a larger $1.5 billion civil and criminal settlement also involving the federal government; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-abbott-lab.... The other $100 million came from a separate consumer protection settlement with the states .

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Illinois
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
pharmaceuticals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
pharmaceuticals
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.