Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical LLC
Current Parent Company: 
Johnson & Johnson
Penalty: 
$6,140,000
Year: 
2010
Date: 
May 21, 2010
Offense Group: 
safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
drug or medical equipment safety violation
Violation Description: 

Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical LLC, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, pled guilty in U.S. District Court in Boston to one count of misdemeanor violation of the Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act for illegally promoting its epilepsy drug Topamax for uses that were not approved by the FDA.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
U.S. Attorney-District of Massachusetts
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
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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