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Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: Salix Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Current Parent CompanyBausch Health
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Penalty: $7,470,000
Year: 2016
Date: June 9, 2016
Offense Group: competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: kickbacks and bribery
Secondary Offense: False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: Salix agreed to pay $7.47 million to settle multistate litigation alleging that it violated the federal Anti-Kickback Statute and False Claims Act by using its speaker programs as a mechanism to pay kickbacks to doctors to induce them to prescribe its drugs and medical devices. This was part of a larger $54 million involving the federal government; see the Violation Tracker entry at (click here)
Level of Government: state
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
HQ Country of Current Parent: Canada
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: pharmaceuticals
Specific Industry of Current Parent: pharmaceuticals
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Current parent company note: Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.