Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Schering-Plough Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Merck
Penalty: 
$91,602,000
Year: 
2006
Date: 
August 29, 2006
Offense Group: 
healthcare-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products
Secondary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Schering-Plough agreed to pay $91.6 million to settle multistate litigation alleging it engaged in illegal sales and marketing programs of its drugs Temodar and Intron A and that it engaged in Medicaid fraud irelating to its Claritin RediTabs and K-Dur products. This was part of a larger $435 million civil and criminal settlement involving the federal government; 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: 
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