Basic Search  |  Summaries  |  Advanced Search

Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: GlaxoSmithKline
Current Parent CompanyGlaxoSmithKline
Parent at the Time of the Penalty Announcement subscribe to see this data field
Penalty: $63,833,148
Year: 2006
Date: October 6, 2006
Offense Group: safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: drug or medical equipment safety violation
Secondary Offense: product safety violation
Violation Description: GlaxoSmithKline agreed to pay over $63 million to settle class action litigation alleging that it promoted its anti-depressant Paxil for teenagers despite clinical trials showing the drug was ineffective and unsafe.
Level of Government: state
Action Type: private litigation
Court: Third Judicial Circuit Court of Madison County (IL)
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Case ID: 04-L-715
Case Name: Hoormann et al. vs. SmithKline Beecham Corporation d/b/a GlaxoSmithKline
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: settlement
HQ Country of Current Parent: United Kingdom
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: pharmaceuticals
Specific Industry of Current Parent: pharmaceuticals
Source of Data(click here)
Source Notes: If an online information source is not working, check the Violation Tracker Data Sources page for an updated link.
Current parent company note: Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.