Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Schering-Plough Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Merck
Penalty: 
$345,000,000
Year: 
2004
Date: 
July 30, 2004
Offense Group: 
competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Secondary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

The Justice Department announced that Schering Sales Corp., the sales and marketing subsidiary of drug manufacturer Schering-Plough Corporation, had agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges and pay a fine of $52.5 million, while Schering-Plough Corporation was to pay more than $292 million to resolve civil liabilities stemming from its fraudulent pricing of Claritin, its blockbuster allergy medication.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil and criminal
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
New Jersey
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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