Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Pfizer, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Pfizer
Penalty: 
$331,485,170
Year: 
2009
Date: 
September 2, 2009
Offense Group: 
competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

Pfizer agreed to pay more than $331 million to settle multistate litigation alleging that it paid illegal kickbacks and conducted improper marketing campaigns for more than a dozen of its drugs. This was part of a larger $2.3 billion civil and criminal settlement that also involved the federal government; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-pfizer-inc-3

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 York
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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