Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Schwarz Pharma Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
UCB
Penalty: 
$9,756,164
Year: 
2010
Date: 
April 29, 2010
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: 
off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products
Violation Description: 

Schwarz Pharma agreed to pay more than $9 million to settle multistate litigation alleging that it misrepresented the status of drugs that had been deemed ineligible for reimbursement by government healthcare programs such as Medicaid. This was part of a larger $22 million settlement involving the federal government; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-schwarz-ph...

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