Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
St. Jude Medical Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Abbott Laboratories
Penalty: 
$16,000,000
Year: 
2011
Date: 
January 20, 2011
Offense Group: 
competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

St. Jude Medical Inc. of St. Paul, Minn., agreed to pay $16 million to resolve allegations that the company used post-market studies and a registry to pay kickbacks to induce physicians to implant the company's pacemakers and defibrillators.

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