Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Bayer Healthcare
Current Parent Company: 
Bayer
Penalty: 
$3,300,000
Year: 
2010
Date: 
October 26, 2010
Primary Offense: 
drug or medical equipment safety violation
Violation Description: 

Bayer Healthcare agreed to pay $3.3 million as part of a settlement of multistate litigation alleging the company made unsubstantiated claims that its One-A-Day men's multivitamins were able to reduce the risk of prostate cancer.

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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