Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Otsuka American Pharmaceutical Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Otsuka Pharmaceutical
Penalty: 
$1,700,000
Year: 
2008
Date: 
March 27, 2008
Offense Group: 
healthcare-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products
Secondary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Otsuka American Pharmaceutical agreed to $1.7 million to settle multistate litigation alleging it engaged in off-label marketing of the schizophrenia drug Abilify and thus cased false claims to be submitted to state Medicaid programs. This was part of a larger $4 million settlement involving the federal government; see the Violation Tracke entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-otsuka-ame...

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
Japan
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
pharmaceuticals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
pharmaceuticals
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.