Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
American Home Products
Current Parent Company: 
Pfizer
Penalty: 
$3,750,000,000
Year: 
2002
Date: 
January 3, 2002
Offense Group: 
safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
drug or medical equipment safety violation
Secondary Offense: 
product safety violation
Violation Description: 

In January 2002 American Home Products announced that it had finalized a $3.75 billion settlement of multi-district litigation concerning alleged harms caused by its diet drug combination known as fen-phen: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/5187/000000518702000005/ann10k01....

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
private litigation
Court: 
Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Case ID: 
MDL No. 1203
Case Name: 
IN RE: Diet Drugs (Phentermine/Fenfluramine/Dexfenfluramine) Products Liability Litigation
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
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: 
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