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Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: Scios Inc.
Current Parent CompanyJohnson & Johnson
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Penalty: $85,000,000
Year: 2011
Date: October 5, 2011
Offense Group: healthcare-related offenses
Primary Offense: off-label or unapproved promotion of medical products
Violation Description: Scios Inc., a subsidiary of pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor violation of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act for introducing into interstate commerce its heart failure drug, Natrecor, for a use that was not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, the Justice Department announced. The district court also sentenced Scios, based in Fremont, Calif., to pay an $85 million criminal fine in accordance with the plea agreement between Scios and the United States.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Food and Drug Administration referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: criminal
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: New Jersey
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: pharmaceuticals
Specific Industry of Current Parent: pharmaceuticals
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