Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Alpharma Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Pfizer
Penalty: 
$8,900,000
Year: 
2010
Date: 
March 16, 2010
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

Alpharma Inc. agreed to pay $8.9 million to settle multistate litigation alleging that it paid health care providers to induce them to promote or prescribe Kadian and made misrepresentations about the safety and efficacy of the drug. This was part of a larger $42.5 million settlement involving the federal government; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-alpharma-inc

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: 
New York
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.