Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Bayer Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Bayer
Penalty: 
$251,000,000
Year: 
2003
Date: 
April 16, 2003
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Bayer Corporation paid $143 million to resolve a whistleblower's allegations that it defrauded the Medicaid and Public Health Service programs by relabeling products sold to a health maintenance organization at deeply discounted rates and then concealing the discounts to avoid paying rebates, in violation of the Medicaid Rebate program. In addition, Bayer paid $108 million to reimburse state Medicaid programs for the same conduct.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
Germany
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
chemicals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
chemicals
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Parent company note: 
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