Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Novartis
Penalty: 
$83,129,754
Year: 
2015
Date: 
November 20, 2015
Offense Group: 
competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

Novartis agreed to pay $83 million to settle multistate allegations that it paid kickbacks to three specialty pharmacies to incentivize them to push Medicaid patients to order refills of the drug Exjade. This was part of a larger $390 million settlement involving the federal government; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-novartis-p...

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
Switzerland
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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