Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Omnicare Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
CVS Health
Penalty: 
$23,000,000
Year: 
2017
Date: 
June 5, 2017
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

Omnicare agreed to pay $23 million to settle multistate allegations that it violated false claims laws by entering into contracts with the drug company Organon USA Inc. and agreeing to recommend the prescription of antidepressant drugs Remeron and Remeron Sol Tab in exchange for monetary payments disguised as rebates.

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: 
Rhode Island
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
retailing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
retail-pharmacies
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Parent company note: 
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