Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
SB Pharmco Puerto Rico Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
GlaxoSmithKline
Penalty: 
$163,560,000
Year: 
2010
Date: 
October 26, 2010
Offense Group: 
safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
drug or medical equipment safety violation
Secondary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

SB Pharmco Puerto Rico Inc., a subsidiary of GlaxoSmithKline, PLC, agreed to pay $163.5 million to settle multistate litigation relating to the manufacture and distribution of certain adulterated drugs made at a company plant in Puerto Rico which resulted in the submission of false claims to state Medicaid programs. This was part of a larger $750 million civil and criminal settlement involving the federal government; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-sb-pharmco...

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
United Kingdom
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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