Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Amgen Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Amgen
Penalty: 
$612,000,000
Year: 
2012
Date: 
December 19, 2012
Offense Group: 
healthcare-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products
Secondary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

Amgen agreed to pay $612 million to resolve multistate litigation alleging that it marketed several of its drugs for uses not approved by the FDA and paid kickbacks to medical professionals. This was part of a larger $762 million civil and criminal settlement also involving the federal government, which issued its own announcement; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-amgen-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: 
California
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.