Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Boehringer Ingelheim
Penalty: 
$95,000,000
Year: 
2012
Date: 
October 25, 2012
Offense Group: 
healthcare-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products
Secondary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. agreed to pay $95 million to resolve multistate litigation alleging that it marketed the drugs Aggrenox, Atrovent, Combivent and Micardis for uses not approved by the FDA and paid kickbacks to medical professionals. Also involved in the settlement was the federal government, which issued its own announcement; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-boehringer...

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: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
pharmaceuticals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
pharmaceuticals
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Parent company note: 
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