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Company: Merck
Current Parent CompanyMerck
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Penalty: $27,700,000
Year: 2014
Date: March 24, 2014
Offense Group: safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: drug or medical equipment safety violation
Secondary Offense: product safety violation
Violation Description: Merck agreed to pay over $27 million to settle multi-district litigation alleging that its osteoporosis drug Fosamax caused bones in the jaw to deteriorate.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: private litigation
Court: Southern Disrict of New York
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Case ID: 1:06md1789
Case Name: In Re: Fosamax Products Liability Litigation
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: settlement
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: New Jersey
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: pharmaceuticals
Specific Industry of Current Parent: pharmaceuticals
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