Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
PharMerica Corp.
Current Parent Company: 
KKR & Co.
Penalty: 
$31,500,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
May 14, 2015
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

PharMerica Corporation agreed to pay the United States $31.5 million to resolve a lawsuit alleging that it violated the Controlled Substances Act by dispensing Schedule II controlled drugs without a valid prescription and violated the False Claims Act by submitting false claims to Medicare for these improperly dispensed drugs.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
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: 
private equity (including portfolio companies)
Specific Industry of Parent: 
private equity (including portfolio companies)
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.