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Company: TAP Pharmaceutical Products Inc.
Current Parent CompanyTakeda Pharmaceutical
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Penalty: $875,000,000
Year: 2001
Date: October 3, 2001
Offense Group: government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: fraud
Violation Description: TAP Pharmaceutical agreed to pay a total of $875 million to resolve a case involving fraudulent pricing and improper marketing of its prostate cancer drug Lupron. The amount included a $290 million criminal fine for violating the Prescription Drug Marketing Act; a $559.5 million False Claims Act civil settlement ; and $25.5 million in payments to state governments. TAP was formerly a joint venture of Takeda Pharmaceutical and Abbott Laboratories; the companies dissolved the venture in 2008, and Takeda took over most of its operations.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: civil and criminal
HQ Country of Current Parent: Japan
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: pharmaceuticals
Specific Industry of Current Parent: pharmaceuticals
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