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Company: Biovail Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Current Parent CompanyBausch Health
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Penalty: $24,647,876
Year: 2009
Date: September 14, 2009
Offense Group: competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: kickbacks and bribery
Secondary Offense: False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: Biovail pled guilty to conspiracy and kickback charges and was sentenced to pay a criminal fine of $22,243,590 in connection with its program known as PLACE (Proving Long Acting Through Experience) whereby it paid or cause to be paid up to $1,000 to thousands of physicians and others in order to induce them to prescribe and/or recommend the drug Cardizem, L.A. Biovail also agreed to make a payment of $2,404,286 to resolve allegations that this conduct caused false claims to be submitted to the United States.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: U.S. Attorney-District of Massachusetts
Civil or Criminal Case: civil and criminal
HQ Country of Current Parent: Canada
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: pharmaceuticals
Specific Industry of Current Parent: pharmaceuticals
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