Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Daiichi Sankyo
Penalty: 
$39,000,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
March 16, 2015
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. agreed to pay $39 million to settle multistate litigation alleging that it violated the False Claims Act by using lavish meals and speaker programs to improperly induce physicians to prescribe the drugs Azor, Benicar, Tribenzor and Welchol.

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