Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Forest Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
AbbVie
Penalty: 
$149,000,000
Year: 
2010
Date: 
September 15, 2010
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Forest Pharmaceuticals settled allegations that it caused false claims to be submitted to federal health care programs for the drugs Levothroid, Celexa, and Lexapro.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
U.S. Attorney-District of Massachusetts
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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