Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Schering-Plough Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Merck
Penalty: 
$292,969,482
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: 

Schering-Plough Corporation agreed to pay more than $292 million to state attorneys general and the U.S. Justice Department to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act in connection with its allergy medication Claritin by failing to report its best prices to the federal government and failing to pay quarterly rebates to Medicaid. This was part of a larger $345 million civil and criminal settlement; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-schering-p...

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