Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
KV Pharmaceutical Company
Current Parent Company: 
KV Pharmaceutical
Penalty: 
$17,000,000
Year: 
2011
Date: 
December 6, 2011
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

KV Pharmaceutical Company, which was the St. Louis-based parent company of now-defunct Ethex Corporation, agreed to pay $17 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations that Ethex failed to advise the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that two unapproved products did not qualify for coverage under federal health care programs.

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: 
Missouri
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
out of business
Major Industry of Parent: 
pharmaceuticals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
pharmaceuticals
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Parent company note: 
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