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Company: Reckitt Benckiser Group
Current Parent CompanyReckitt Benckiser
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Penalty: $200,000,000
Year: 2019
Date: July 11, 2019
Offense Group: healthcare-related offenses
Primary Offense: Controlled Substances Act violation
Secondary Offense: False Claims Act and related
Mega-ScandalOpioid Crisis
Violation Description: Reckitt Benckiser Group agreed to pay $200 million to to resolve multistate litigation alleging that it improperly marketed its opioid addiction treatment drug Suboxone and thus caused false claims to be submitted to state Medicaid programs. This was part of a larger $1.4 billion civil and criminal settlement involving the U.S. Department of Justice, which issued its own announcement (see separate Violation Tracker entry).
Level of Government: state
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
HQ Country of Current Parent: United Kingdom
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: household and personal care products
Specific Industry of Current Parent: personal care products
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