Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Amgen Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Amgen
Penalty: 
$71,000,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
August 18, 2015
Offense Group: 
healthcare-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products
Violation Description: 

Amgen agreed to pay $71 million to settle multistate litigation alleging that it unlawfully promoted its biologic medications Aranesp and Enbrel for unapproved uses.

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: 
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