Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Cephalon Inc
Current Parent Company: 
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
Penalty: 
$425,000,000
Year: 
2008
Date: 
September 29, 2008
Offense Group: 
healthcare-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products
Secondary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Cephalon Inc. agreed to enter a criminal plea and pay a $50 million criminal penalty and a $375 million civil settlement to resolve claims that it marketed three drugs for uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil and criminal
HQ Country of Parent: 
Israel
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
pharmaceuticals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
pharmaceuticals
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Parent company note: 
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