Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Genentech Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Roche
Penalty: 
$2,200,000
Year: 
2016
Date: 
June 6, 2016
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Pharmaceutical companies Genentech Inc. and OSI Pharmaceuticals LLC agreed to pay a total of $4.4 million to resolve multistate litigation alleging they made misleading statements about the effectiveness of the drug Tarceva to treat non-small cell lung cancer and thus caused false claims to be submitted to state Medicaid programs. The announcement did not specify how much each company would pay. Here we assume the amount was divided evenly between them. This was part of a larger $67 million settlement involving the federal government; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-genentech-inc

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