Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Inspire Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Merck
Penalty: 
$5,900,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
June 17, 2015
Offense Group: 
healthcare-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products
Secondary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

The United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that the United States settled civil fraud claims brought against Inspire Pharmaceuticals involving misleading marketing claims.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
U.S. Attorney-Southern District of New York
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
New Jersey
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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