Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics Inc. and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Novartis
Penalty: 
$29,000,000
Year: 
2010
Date: 
May 4, 2010
Offense Group: 
healthcare-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products
Secondary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Novartis agreed to pay $29 million to settle multistate litigation alleging that it caused false claims to be submitted to state Medicaid programs by promoting the drug TOBI for uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration. This was part of a larger $72.5 million settlement involving the federal government; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-novartis-v...

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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