Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Cephalon Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
Penalty: 
$116,000,000
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 agreed to pay $116 million to settle multistate litigation alleging that it marketed three drugs for uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration and thus caused false claims for payment to be submitted to state Medicaid programs. This was part of a larger $425 million civil and criminal settlement involving the federal government; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-cephalon-i...

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
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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