Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
McNeil-PPC Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Johnson & Johnson
Penalty: 
$25,000,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
March 10, 2015
Offense Group: 
safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
drug or medical equipment safety violation
Violation Description: 

McNeil-PPC Inc. entered a guilty plea in Federal District Court in Philadelphia to one count of an information charging the company with delivering for introduction into interstate commerce adulterated infants' and childrens' over-the-counter liquid medicines. As part of the criminal resolution, McNeil, a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, agreed to pay a criminal fine of $20 million and forfeit $5 million.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Food and Drug Administration referral to the Justice Department
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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