Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Alpharma, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Pfizer
Penalty: 
$750,000
Year: 
2004
Date: 
August 12, 2004
Offense Group: 
competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices
Violation Description: 

Generic drug manufacturers Alpharma Inc. and Perrigo Company agreed to pay a total of $1.5 million to settle multistate litigation alleging they illegally limited competition for over-the-counter store-brand children's liquid ibuprofen and drove up prices. The announcement did not specify how much each company would pay. Here we assume they split the amount equally.

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.