Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Current Parent Company: 
AstraZeneca
Penalty: 
$24,900,000
Year: 
2003
Date: 
June 30, 2003
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

AstraZeneca agreed to pay $24.9 million to state attorneys general and federal agencies to resolve allegations that it caused false and fraudulent claims to be filed with the states as a result of its pricing and marketing misconduct relating to the prostate cancer drug Zoladex and that it failed to provide the state Medicaid programs its best price for the drug as required by law. This was part of a larger $354.9 million civil and criminal settlement negoltiated by the federal government; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-astrazenec...

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
United Kingdom
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.