Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
AbbVie Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
AbbVie
Penalty: 
$1,800,000
Year: 
2018
Date: 
October 26, 2018
Offense Group: 
competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

AbbVie and its former parent Abbott Laboratories agreed to pay $1.8 million to state Medicaid programs to resolve allegations of employing kickbacks and unlawful methods of marketing the drug TriCor as well as promoting it for unapproved uses. This was part of a larger $25 million settlement involving the federal government; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-abbott-lab...

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.