Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Alexion Pharmaceuticals
Penalty: 
$13,000,000
Year: 
2019
Date: 
April 4, 2019
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

Three pharmaceutical companies -- Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc, Lundbeck LLC, and Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. -- agreed to pay a total of $122.6 million to resolve allegations that they each violated the False Claims Act by illegally paying the Medicare or Civilian Health and Medical Program (ChampVA) copays for their own products, through purportedly independent foundations that the companies used as mere conduits.

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: 
Connecticut
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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