Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
King Pharmaceuticals
Current Parent Company: 
Pfizer
Penalty: 
$124,000,000
Year: 
2005
Date: 
November 1, 2005
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

King Pharmaceuticals agreed to pay $124 million plus interest to resolve allegations that it underpaid rebates owed under the Medicaid program and overcharged various federal and state governmental entities for its drug products.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
New York
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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