Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Eisai Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Eisai
Penalty: 
$4,658,249
Year: 
2010
Date: 
December 16, 2010
Offense Group: 
healthcare-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products
Secondary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Japanese drug marketer Eisai Inc. agreed to pay $4.6 million to settle multistate litigation concerning the off-label marketing of the epilepsy drug Zonegran. This was part of a larger $11 million settlement involving the federal government; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-eisai-inc

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: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.