Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Purdue Frederick Company Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Purdue Pharma
Penalty: 
$160,000,000
Year: 
2007
Date: 
May 10, 2007
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: 
fraud
Violation Description: 

Purdue Frederick agreed to pay $160 million to settle multistate litigation alleging it misbranded its addictive and highly abusable drug OxyContin and thus caused false claims to be submitted to state Medicaid programs. This was part of a larger $461 million resolution involving the federal government; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-purdue-fre...

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: 
Connecticut
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
pharmaceuticals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
pharmaceuticals
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Parent company note: 
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