Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Amgen Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Amgen
Penalty: 
$24,750,000
Year: 
2019
Date: 
April 25, 2019
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Astellas Pharma US Inc. agreed to pay $100 million and Amgen Inc. agreed to pay $24.75 million to resolve allegations that they each violated the False Claims Act by illegally paying the Medicare 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: 
California
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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