Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
GlaxoSmithKline LLC
Current Parent Company: 
GlaxoSmithKline
Penalty: 
$3,000,000,000
Primary Offense: 
off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products
Secondary Offense: 
drug or medical equipment safety violation
Violation Description: 

Global health care giant GlaxoSmithKline LLC) agreed to plead guilty and to pay $3 billion to resolve its criminal and civil liability arising from the company's unlawful promotion of certain prescription drugs, its failure to report certain safety data, and its civil liability for alleged false price reporting practices. The resolution is the largest health care fraud settlement in U.S. history and the largest payment ever by a drug company.

Year: 
2012
Date: 
July 2, 2012
Agency: 
Food and Drug Administration referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil and criminal
HQ Country of Parent: 
Britain
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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