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Company: Purdue Pharma LP
Current Parent CompanyPurdue Pharma
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Penalty: $8,344,000,000
Year: 2020
Date: October 21, 2020
Offense Group: competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: fraud
Secondary Offense: False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: The Department of Justice announced an $8 billion global resolution of its criminal and civil investigations into abuses by the opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma LP. The company agreed to plead guilty to a three-count felony information charging it with one count of dual-object conspiracy to defraud the United States and to violate the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and two counts of conspiracy to violate the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute. The criminal resolution included the largest penalties ever levied against a pharmaceutical manufacturer, including a criminal fine of $3.544 billion and an additional $2 billion in criminal forfeiture, with $225 million of the latter effective on the date of the company's bankruptcy. Purdue also agreed to a civil settlement in the amount of $2.8 billion to resolve its civil liability under the False Claims Act.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: civil and criminal
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Connecticut
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: privately held
Major Industry of Current Parent: pharmaceuticals
Specific Industry of Current Parent: pharmaceuticals
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