Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Pharmaceutical Innovations Inc.
Penalty: 
$100,000
Year: 
2016
Date: 
July 6, 2016
Offense Group: 
safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
product safety violation
Violation Description: 

Pharmaceutical Innovations Inc. pleaded guilty to criminal charges and resolved a civil lawsuit arising from the company?s distribution of ultrasound gel contaminated with bacteria. Pharmaceutical Innovations Inc. pleaded guilty before a federal judge federal court to an information charging it with two misdemeanor counts of introducing adulterated medical devices into interstate commerce. In addition to placing the company on two years of probation, the judge ordered the company to pay a criminal fine of $50,000 and to forfeit an additional $50,000 -- the approximate value of the adulterated gel.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil and criminal
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