Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Forest Laboratories LLC
Current Parent Company: 
AbbVie
Penalty: 
$2,500,000
Year: 
2016
Date: 
December 15, 2016
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

Forest Laboratories LLC and its subsidiary Forest Pharmaceuticals Inc. agreed to pay $2.5 million to resolve multistate litigation alleging that they violated the False Claims Act by paying kickbacks to induce physicians to prescribe the drugs Bystolic, Savella, and Namenda. This was part of a larger $38 million settlement involving the federal government; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-forest-lab...

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