Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Bayer Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Bayer
Penalty: 
$6,200,000
Year: 
2001
Date: 
January 23, 2001
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Bayer agreed to pay $6.2 million to settle multistate litigation alleging that the company overstated the price of its drugs, causing doctors and pharmacies to submit fraudulently inflated claims to the Medicaid program. This was part of a larger $14 million settlement that also involved the federal government; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-bayer-corp...

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: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.