Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Mallinckrodt ARD LLC
Current Parent Company: 
Mallinckrodt
Penalty: 
$15,400,000
Year: 
2019
Date: 
September 4, 2019
Primary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Secondary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Mallinckrodt ARD LLC agreed to pay $15.4 million to resolve claims that Questcor Pharmaceuticals, which it acquired, paid illegal kickbacks to doctors, in the form of lavish dinners and entertainment, to induce them to write prescriptions for the company's drug H.P. Acthar Gel from 2009 through 2013.

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