Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Kos Pharmaceuticals
Current Parent Company: 
AbbVie
Penalty: 
$4,454,432
Year: 
2010
Date: 
December 7, 2010
Offense Group: 
competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

Kos Pharmaceuticals agreed to pay $4.4 million to resolve multistate litigation alleging that it offered and paid doctors, other medical professionals, physician groups and managed care organizations illegal kickbacks in the form of money, free travel, grants, honoraria and other valuable goods and services. This was part of a larger $41.5 million civil and criminal settlement involving the federal government; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-kos-pharma...

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Illinois
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
pharmaceuticals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
pharmaceuticals
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.