Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Bayer Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Bayer
Penalty: 
$20,000,000
Year: 
2009
Date: 
February 9, 2009
Primary Offense: 
drug or medical equipment safety violation
Violation Description: 

In settlement of multistate litigation, Bayer agreed to spend $20 million on an ad campaign to correct misleading assertions it had made about its oral contraceptive Yaz. The states had alleged that Bayer's statements violated a 2007 settlement.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
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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