Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Organon
Current Parent Company: 
Merck
Penalty: 
$31,000,000
Year: 
2014
Date: 
October 15, 2014
Offense Group: 
healthcare-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products
Secondary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

Organon agreed to pay $31 million to settle multistate litigation alleging that it offered improper financial incentives to nursing home pharmacy companies, promoted its antidepressants for unapproved uses, and misrepresented its drug prices to Medicaid programs.

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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