Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Pharmacia & Upjohn Company LLC
Current Parent Company: 
Pfizer
Penalty: 
$15,000,000
Year: 
2007
Date: 
April 2, 2007
Offense Group: 
competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

Pfizer announced that its subsidiary Pharmacia & Upjohn Company LLC had entered into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement with the Department of Justice that included a fine of $15 million to address the improper promotion of its human growth hormone Genotropin, which Pfizer said it had discovered and self-reported to the Department of Justice, the FDA and the Office of the Inspector General within the first month following completion of the Pharmacia acquisition.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
U.S. Attorney-District of Massachusetts
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Prosecution Agreement: 
deferred prosecution agreement
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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