Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Merck
Current Parent Company: 
Merck
Penalty: 
$290,000,000
Year: 
2008
Date: 
February 7, 2008
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

Merck agreed to pay $290 million to resolve multistate allegations that it failed to pay proper rebates to state Medicaid programs and that it paid illegal remuneration to health care providers to induce them to prescribe the company's products. This was part of a larger $650 million settlement involving the federal government; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-merck-and-...

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: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.