Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Reckitt Benckiser Group
Current Parent Company: 
Reckitt Benckiser
Penalty: 
$400,000,000
Year: 
2019
Date: 
November 7, 2019
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: 
off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products
Violation Description: 

Reckitt Benckiser agreed to pay $400 million to state governments to resolve litigation involving improper marketing of the opioid addiction treatment drug Suboxone. This was part of a larger $1.3 billion criminal and civil settlement also involving the federal government; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-reckitt-be...

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
Britain
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: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.