Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Bayer Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Bayer
Penalty: 
$17,000,000
Year: 
2019
Date: 
October 23, 2019
Offense Group: 
safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
drug or medical equipment safety violation
Violation Description: 

The Kentucky Attorney General secured a $17 million settlement with Bayer Corporation, a U.S. subsidiary of Germany-based Bayer AG, over claims that it misled Kentucky women about risks associated with its birth control drugs, Yasmin and Yaz.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Kentucky Attorney General
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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