Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Acclarent Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Johnson & Johnson
Penalty: 
$18,000,000
Year: 
2016
Date: 
July 22, 2016
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

California-based medical device manufacturer Acclarent Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, agreed to pay $18 million to resolve allegations that the company caused health care providers to submit false claims to Medicare and other federal health care programs by marketing and distributing its sinus spacer product for use as a drug delivery device without Food and Drug Administration approval.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
New Jersey
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
pharmaceuticals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
pharmaceuticals
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Parent company note: 
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