Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Sanofi US Services, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Sanofi
Penalty: 
$617,000
Year: 
2013
Date: 
August 22, 2013
Offense Group: 
competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Secondary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Sanofi US Services, Inc. and Sanofi Aventis U.S. LLC agreed to pay $617,000 to settle multistate litigation alleging they paid physicians to purchase and prescribe the medication Hyalgan in violation of the federal AntiKickback Statue and various state anti-kickback laws.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
France
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
pharmaceuticals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
pharmaceuticals
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Parent company note: 
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