Violation Tracker Individual Record

Reckitt Benckiser Group
Current Parent Company: 
Reckitt Benckiser
July 11, 2019
Offense Group: 
healthcare-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
Controlled Substances Act violation
Secondary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
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: 
Action Type: 
agency action
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
HQ Country of Parent: 
United Kingdom
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
household and personal care products
Specific Industry of Parent: 
personal care products
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Parent company note: 
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