Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
GlaxoSmithKline
Current Parent Company: 
GlaxoSmithKline
Penalty: 
$10,000,000
Year: 
2005
Date: 
September 20, 2005
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

GlaxoSmithKline paid $10 million to settle multistate litigation alleging that the company violated the False Claims Act through fraudulent drug pricing and marketing of two anti-emetic drugs, Zofran and Kytril, used primarily in conjunction with oncology and radiation treatment. This was part of a larger $150 million settlement involving the federal government; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-glaxosmith...

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