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Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: Google Inc.
Current Parent CompanyAlphabet Inc.
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Penalty: $500,000,000
Year: 2011
Date: August 24, 2011
Offense Group: healthcare-related offenses
Primary Offense: off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products
Violation Description: Online search engine Google Inc. agreed to forfeit $500 million for allowing online Canadian pharmacies to place advertisements through its AdWords program targeting consumers in the United States, resulting in the unlawful importation of controlled and non-controlled prescription drugs into the United States.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Food and Drug Administration referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: criminal
Prosecution Agreement: non-prosecution agreement
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: California
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: information technology
Specific Industry of Current Parent: internet services
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