Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Aventis Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Sanofi
Penalty: 
$10,645,600
Year: 
2007
Date: 
September 10, 2007
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Aventis Pharmaceuticals Inc. agreed to pay $10.6 million to settle multistate litigation alleging that the company caused false claims to be filed with state Medicaid programs as a result of the company's alleged fraudulent pricing and marketing of drugs such as the anti-emetic medication Anzemet. This was part of a larger $190 million settlement involving the federal government; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-aventis-ph...

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