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Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Current Parent CompanyAstraZeneca
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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 (click here)
Level of Government: state
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
HQ Country of Current Parent: United Kingdom
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: pharmaceuticals
Specific Industry of Current Parent: pharmaceuticals
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