Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
LifeScan, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Johnson & Johnson
Penalty: 
$30,600,000
Year: 
2003
Date: 
April 11, 2003
Offense Group: 
safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
drug or medical equipment safety violation
Secondary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

LifeScan, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, agreed to pay $30.6 million to 46 states, the District of Columbia and the federal government to settle civil litigation alleging that it sold adulterated and misbranded glucose monitoring systems, some of which were paid for by government healthcare programs. Separately, the company paid a criminal fine of $29.4 million, which is shown in a Justice Department entry.

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: 
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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