Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
McKesson Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
McKesson
Penalty: 
$8,001,000,000
Year: 
2021
Date: 
July 21, 2021
Offense Group: 
healthcare-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products
Violation Description: 

The three major pharmaceutical distributors--McKesson, AmerisourceBergen and Cardinal Health--reached a $21 billion settlement with a group of states to resolve litigation alleging the improper sale of pain medications, contributing to the national opioid epidemic. McKesson agreed to pay 38.1 percent of the total, while AmerisourceBergen paid 31 percent and Cardinal Health 30.9 percent.

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: 
California
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
wholesalers
Specific Industry of Parent: 
wholesalers-medical supplies
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Parent company note: 
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