Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Merck & Co. Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Merck
Penalty: 
$5,400,000
Year: 
2009
Date: 
July 15, 2009
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

Merck, Schering-Plough and their joint venture MSP Singapore Company agreed to pay a total of $5.4 million as part of the settlement of multistate litigation alleging that they delayed releasing negative results from a clinical trial while they promoted their cholesterol-lowering drug Vytorin.

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: 
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