Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Pfizer Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Pfizer
Penalty: 
$2,621,154
Year: 
2011
Date: 
October 21, 2011
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: 
off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products
Violation Description: 

Pfizer agreed to pay $2.6 million to settle multistate litigation alleging that it marketed its drug Detrol for uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration and thus caused false claims to be submitted to state Medicaid programs. This was part of a larger $14.5 million settlement involving the federal government; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-pfizer-inc-0

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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