Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Current Parent Company: 
AstraZeneca
Penalty: 
$218,092,993
Year: 
2010
Date: 
April 27, 2010
Offense Group: 
healthcare-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products
Violation Description: 

AstraZeneca agreed to pay $218 million to settle multistate litigation regarding its practice of promoting its blockbuster antipsychotic drug Seroquel for unapproved uses. This was part of a larger $520 million settlement also involving 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: 
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