Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
LifeScan Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Johnson & Johnson
Penalty: 
$60,000,000
Year: 
2000
Date: 
December 15, 2000
Offense Group: 
safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
drug or medical equipment safety violation
Violation Description: 

LifeScan, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, pled guilty to criminal charges and agreed to pay $60 million in fines for selling defective blood glucose monitoring devices to diabetics and submitting false information about the problems to federal regulators.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
U.S. Attorney-Northern District of California
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
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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