Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Pfizer Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Pfizer
Penalty: 
$42,900,000
Year: 
2012
Date: 
December 12, 2012
Offense Group: 
healthcare-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products
Secondary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

Pfizer agreed to pay $42.9 million to settle multistate litigation alleging that it engaged in unlawful marketing of its drugs Zyvox and Lyrica, including the promotion of Lyrica for uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

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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